Legendary actor Bruce Willis allows us a view of his retirement following heartbreaking disease

Bruce Willis’ family has announced the actor is retiring from the profession after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain damage that affects a person’s ability to communicate. Willis’ family members posted a joint statement to social media announcing the actor’s retirement.

His family said initially: “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.”

Several supports suggested that the aphasia had hindered Willis’s ability to give his best performances and “as a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” his statement added.

“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support,” the statement continues. “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. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”

Following his statement, it was unclear if his fans would get a look into his life as a full-time husband and father of five. And now fans are getting that personal look.

Variety reached out to Bruce Willis’ representative for further comment, but his team has no additional statement to provide at this time other than his family’s words.

Via his wife, Emma Heming Willis’s Instagram account, fans are getting to see what Bruce has been doing over the last couple of months. And we can say this, it looks like a lot of fun!

In the video shared on Emma’s page, fans got to see Bruce interacting with one of the two daughters they share. In the video, Bruce is seen making his daughter laugh with some of his best dance moves.

“Bringing that weekend in strong,” the caption reads while many thanked Emma for sharing the heartwarming moment with them. “Thank you for sharing videos of Bruce. I am sure all the fans throughout the globe love to see him smile and have fun. Beautiful family,” one commenter said.

“Glad to see Bruce up and active. God bless you and your family,” another commenter added.

Earlier this month, Emma also shared a video of Bruce standing atop Nakatomi Plaza 34 years after one of his most successful movies was first released. Hey Diehard fans, we bet this has you feeling nostalgic.

Aphasia can affect a person’s ability to speak, write, and understand language, both verbal and written. Typically, the condition is brought on by a head injury or after a stroke but it can also accompany a variety of degenerative diseases.

Emma briefly opened up: “I put my family’s needs above my own, which I found does not make me any kind of hero”.

“That amount of care for everyone else within my household had taken a toll on my mental health and overall health, and it served no one in my family.”

Now it looks like they seem to be finding their groove, literally, as time goes on.