Hollywood celebrities are shocked by the recent announcement of Bruce Willis’ retirement from acting due to Aphasia, a degenerative brain disorder.
Ever since the news broke out by the family of the Die Hard actor, celebrities took to their social media to convey their support to the actor and his family in the tough times.
“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,” the statement issued by his wife, Emma Heming Willis, ex-wife, Demi Moore and daughters read.
It further adds, “As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Here are some of the reactions on the devastating news:
If you love movies, you love #BruceWillis. He has embodied everything good about the word “entertainment” for decades. Kudos to his loving family for handling difficult news with dignity and grace.
I speak for the world when I say, “We love you, Bruce.” https://t.co/pzVFdFENW2
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 30, 2022
I’m very proud to have worked opposite the great Bruce Willis in one of his last movies. This is very sad.
— Matthew Marsden (@matthewdmarsden) March 30, 2022
So sorry to hear the news about Bruce Willis. Worked with him on Death Wish and he was a lovely awesome badass man. Prayers for him and his family. Legend pic.twitter.com/28QKIoeMac
— Dean Norris (@deanjnorris) March 31, 2022
Terribly Sad news. I’m just happy Bruce has such an awesome support system. Great guy great actor great family. winning combination for 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/1e1QlKgbVz
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) March 30, 2022
I have so much love for Bruce Willis, and am grateful for every character he’s given us. Hugs and love for the whole family- thank you for sharing him with us all ❤️❤️ https://t.co/ct0HE1Ti2N
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) March 30, 2022
I first heard of Bruce Willis’ condition last year from a director who worked with him, and I’ve felt bad for him ever since. I hope he and his family are okay. I’m glad he’s getting the help he needs. Thanks for all the iconic performances. pic.twitter.com/aN8gIPYrhb
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) March 30, 2022
THANKS FOR THE THRILLS, BRUNO: Bruce Willis Stepping Away From Acting After Aphasia Diagnosis https://t.co/2Gwj6rjMAP
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 30, 2022
Long before any of the Cop Out stuff, I was a big Bruce Willis fan – so this is really heartbreaking to read. He loved to act and sing and the loss of that has to be devastating for him. I feel like an asshole for my petty complaints from 2010. So sorry to BW and his family. https://t.co/npSgvkb5v7
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 30, 2022