Bruce Willis' Family Announces Devastating Health News About The Actor

Bruce Willis' family announced difficult news on March 30 regarding the actor's health. According to an Instagram post shared by his wife, Emma Heming Willis, his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, and Moore and Willis' three daughters, Bruce has been diagnosed with aphasia. The Mayo Clinic states that "Aphasia is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written." Bruce's family specified in their post that the condition "is impacting his cognitive abilities," though additional details were not provided at the time.

In addition to sharing Bruce's condition, his family members stated that — as a result of this devastating diagnosis — he will be "stepping away from" his acting career. The 67-year-old has several projects listed in post-production on his IMDb page, including "Paradise City" and "White Elephant." Bruce has been a staple in Hollywood since the 1980s, with notable roles in films like "Die Hard," "The Fifth Element," "Armageddon," "The Sixth Sense," and several others (via People). 

His family did not specify what led up to the diagnosis, but they did share heartwarming sentiments about how they intend to face this devastating news together.

Bruce Willis' blended family is planning to tackle this tough diagnosis together

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's relationship is still going strong, despite the fact that the pair divorced in 2000 (via Us Weekly). The former couple shares three daughters — Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah — and have worked together over the years to put their family first. When Willis married Emma Heming in 2009, the Willis/Moore clan welcomed Heming into the fold (via People). Willis and Heming went on to have two daughters of their own, Mabel and Evelyn, thus expanding their blended family further. Moore even joined Willis, along with their three daughters, during quarantine in 2020 (per Today).

Following the shocking announcement of Willis' aphasia diagnosis, each of his extended brood shared the same message on social media: "We are moving through this as a strong family unit" (via Instagram). The post was signed by Heming, Moore, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn. They also shared a sweet sentiment expressed by Willis, who has a close relationship with his daughters. "As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that," his family said.