Celebrities and friends react to Bruce Willis’ diagnosis

The Bruce Willis family announced this week that the actor He was diagnosed with aphasia, and out of his career. Many friends and celebrities now share their memories of Willis and words of encouragement for the actor and his family.

The 67-year-old’s family members – including ex-wife Demi Moore, daughter Rumer Willis and wife Emma Heming – posted a statement on Instagram, explaining that the disease was affecting his cognitive abilities. Aphasia is a medical condition that causes patients to struggle to understand language and communicate.

“This is a challenging time for our family and we deeply appreciate your continued love, sympathy and support,” the family’s statement read. “We’re moving through this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to appeal to his fans 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 it.”

The letter was signed by Heming, Moore, Sons, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.

Family posts on Instagram were filled with comments from well-known friends. “Grace and courage! Love you all!” Jamie Lee Curtis Books.

Actress Debbie Mazar commented, “We love Bruce so much, we send love to him and your family. Bruce has given us so much! What an amazing career. I hope he rests and recovers.”

Actress and producer Rita Wilson, who appeared in Story of Us alongside Willis, wrote, “My heart goes out to Bruce, and all the family. So grateful for sharing this with us. And keep us all in our prayers.”

“Sending love and support to my dearest Demi,” former co-star Melanie Griffith commented Willis.

Knight Shyamalan, who directed Willis on The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, tweeted: “All my love and respect to my big brother Bruce Willis. I know his wonderful family surrounds him with support and strength. He always will. That hero is on that poster on the wall. when I was a kid “.

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Comedy and alum “Saturday Night Live” Rachel Drach said Willis was the first celebrity she ever met “in the ’90s, touring with Second City on a show in Sun Valley, ID.”

“Imagine our joy when we found out he was in the audience! He’s back behind the scenes and couldn’t have been sweeter to us wishful thinking,” she said of the star who appeared on her improved comedy show.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, is an advocate of aphasia who suffered a brain injury during an assassination attempt in 2011, Also tweet about the actor.

“I’m thinking of Bruce Willis and his family today. Aphasia makes it hard for me to find the right words. It can be lonely and isolated, but Tweet embed She said, referring to the Arizona-based charitable organization. “To everyone with aphasia, I’m here for you. We got this.”

Fellow Arizonan Megan McCain, whose late father John McCain served as a senator for 31 years, also shared words of encouragement. Much love, light, prayer and strength to Bruce Willis, his wife and children, [Demi Moore] and all their family members during this time,” McCain tweeted.

“Have faith, there is hope and incredible geniuses at the Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health who work in neuroscience and the study of the brain,” she said. “Breakthroughs really happen every day.” Her father was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a severe cancer of the brain, in 2017 and died in 2018.

Actor Seth Green chirp: “I have so much love for Bruce Willis, and I’m so grateful for every character he gave us. Hugs and love for the whole family – thanks for sharing it with us all.”

“When Bruce Willis was at it, there were few who were better. An underappreciated dramatic strength, an unexpected comedic presence, a wonderful leading guy. He can do anything and do everything in movies. I will miss seeing him on the silver screen.” Film critic Robert Daniels chirp.

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