Bruce Willis stepping away from acting for health reasons, his family says 

Bruce Willis, the prolific action-movie star, has been diagnosed with aphasia 

A disorder that affects the brain’s language center and a person’s ability to understand or express speech 

The news of his diagnosis, initially announced by his ex-wife, Demi Moore in an Instagram post on Wednesday 

To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues 

Has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” Moore’s post reads 

As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him. 

The post was accompanied by a comical photo of Willis wearing a bathrobe, sunglasses, a gold chain with a cross, and a towel around his head. 

Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah all posted the same message and image on their Instagram.