In March, Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia and decided to step away from acting to focus on his health.
Actor Bruce Willis and his family had the best summer together. His wife, Emma Heming Willis posted a video montage on Instagram of their family time. The background song, Maren Morris's Bones, perfectly matches the video.
Emma captioned the video, "We don’t believe in perfection over here but #oursummer2022 was pretty close to it. In fact, it was magic ☀️🥰." In the video, Willis is seen spending time with his daughters, Mabel Ray, 10, and Evelyn Penn, 8, as they dance, play, cycle, and explore nature together. They can also be seen watching Stranger Things 2 together as a family.
In March, Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, as reported by PEOPLE. It is a disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate. Willis had decided to step away from acting due to the diagnosis. On behalf of his family, his daughter Scot Larue Willis announced in an Instagram post, "To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him."
She added that it was a challenging time for their family and they are appreciative of the love, compassion, and support from the fans. "We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that," she wrote.
In August, on National Grief Awareness Day, Emma posted about the grief that she was going through. "My grief can be paralyzing but I’m learning how to live alongside it. As my step-daughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too," she wrote.
His sudden retirement raised allegations about Willis' director Randall Emmett forcing him to work despite his health issues. In June, Willis' attorney Martin Singer clarified that the actor continued working "because he wanted to work and was able to do so," he said in an interview with Los Angeles Times. "My client continued working after his medical diagnosis because he wanted to work and was able to do so, just like many others diagnosed with aphasia," Singer said. Recently, it was widely reported that Willis had sold his face to a deep fake company called Deepcake. A spokesperson for the actor clarified that there was "no such partnership or agreement" with the company. He also stated that only the actor had the rights to his face, as reported by BBC.
Cover Image Source: Instagram/ Emma Heming Willis