Bruce Willis confessed that he was having cognitive issues on set. He was unable to remember his lines and then his family came to his help,” to take care of him,” as reported by a source. Willis’s family said that Willis was diagnosed with aphasia and will finally end his decades-long acting career. The Hollywood world is celebrating Willis’ contributions, but he was battling those problems for a while.
Willis was already seen having issues on productions back in 2020 when he was making B action movies such as “American Siege,” “Survive the Game,” “Cosmic Sin” and “Hard Kill.”
An unknown source told Page Six, “He was having cognitive problems, they all knew Bruce was having problems, Everybody knew, the cast and crew. His family has stepped in, they moved in to take care of him.” The source further added, “earpieces, hearing things, for them to feed him the lines,” and “it was increasingly difficult to have him on screen.”
The source confirmed that one production was using a body double sometimes. “It became very apparent that he was having problems, So they’d use body doubles, not just for action [sequences], but for maximizing his screen time.” said the source. The source said that Willis’s screen time was “whittled down” due to his health issues. Willis shot just for three days.
The source added, “it was becoming super obvious he was having trouble … he could not act anymore.” In 2022 Willis’s movie was selected for “the worst movies” of 2021. One of his films, “Out of Death,” got a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Bruce’s family said on Wednesday, “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,” adding that he’ll be “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
A rumor spread in 2015 that Willis was using an earpiece for his Broadway debut. A source said, “the script is changing and he’s nervous. But he’s working very hard.” after that there were many online chatters and tabloid reports that Willis was going through some kind of “dementia.”
The treatments of aphasia include speech and language therapies. Aphasia is known to have three types: expressive, comprehensive, and global. Willis’s family continued, “This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion, and support. 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.”
His wife, Emma Hemming, his ex-wife, Demi Moore, and his five children added, “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”
We’re sending our our best to Bruce Willis and hope he can find a ton of happiness in retirement. He spent decades entertaining crowds all over, so this rest is also very much deserved.
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