Bruce Willis‘ wife Emma Heming Willis, daughter Rumer, and ex-wife Demi Moore shared on Instagram yesterday that he has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia. Because of this, “Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.” Bruce’s family appreciates the continued love, compassion, and love as they navigate this challenging time for their family. Much love to Bruce and his entire family! ❤️❤️
Aphasia is a language disorder that happens when you have brain damage. Your brain has two halves. Language skills are in the left half of the brain in most people. Damage on that side of your brain may lead to language problems. Damage on the right side of your brain may cause other problems, like poor attention or memory.
Aphasia may make it hard for you to understand, speak, read, or write. It does not make you less smart or cause problems with the way you think. Brain damage can also cause other problems along with aphasia. You may have muscle weakness in your mouth, called dysarthria. You may have trouble getting the muscles of your mouth to move the right way to say words, called apraxia. You can also have swallowing problems, called dysphagia.