Bruce Willis’ wife shares first photos of the actor after being diagnosed with aphasia

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Emma Heming Willis has posted the first pictures of her husband, Bruce Willis, since he announced his retirement after being diagnosed with aphasia.

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In the photos, which were shared on her Instagram page, Emma smiles with Bruce when they are seen outside sitting on a fallen tree. “Mom and Dad in their favorite home country,” the caption reads along with the hashtag #offthegrid.

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The couple’s 10-year-old daughter, Mabel Ray Willis, is credited as a photographer. The Willis family celebrates their 13th birthdayy Anniversary last month.

Emma, ​​43, has thanked her ex-husband’s fans after the 67-year-old actor made a shocking announcement that he was giving up acting after being diagnosed with aphasia. According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia “deprives you of the ability to communicate” and “can affect your ability to speak, write, and understand language, both orally and in writing.”

“Your love, support, compassion and prayers really help. I am grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she wrote on her Instagram story.

Bruce’s diagnosis was shared in a social media post by the actor’s daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn, along with Emma and ex-wife Demi Moore.

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“TAmazing Bruce fans, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his cognitive abilitiesThe family said in a joint statement. “As a result of this, and in a big sense, Bruce is walking away from a career that meant so much to him. “

The message went on to say, “We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to attract his fans because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.”

After the revelation, reports emerged that die hard She’s been a star showing signs of waning on movie sets over the past few years.

Since 2015, Willis has produced dozens of low-budget action films that often earn $2 million for a two-day run, documents reviewed by Los Angeles Times open. His contract reportedly limited his work to no more than eight hours a day, but he often finished his job in half that time.

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“It became clear he was having problems,” said an insider. Sixth page. “So they were using body pairs, not just for scenes, but to increase screen time.”

Citing numerous sources, the times He narrates an incident two years ago on a set hard to killwhere Willis is reported to have fired an empty-loaded firearm at the wrong signal.

According to IMDB, Willis still has several films on the way, including revengeAnd The fortress: the eye of the sniperAnd corrective measures And white elephant.

But one insider recently said us weekly That Willis is relieved now that his diagnosis has been revealed. The actor feels like he’s finally got that monkey off his back.

The source added, “(His family) has been deeply touched by the massive outpouring of love and support they have received since they exchanged the news.”

mdaniell@postmedia.com

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