According to Variety magazine’s website, American actor, Bruce Willis’ family stated on Wednesday that the 67-year-old icon has decided to retire from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language condition caused by brain injury that limits a person’s capacity to communicate.
“We, as Bruce’s family, would want to inform Bruce’s adoring followers that our much-loved Bruce has been diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects his cognitive ability.
As a result, Bruce will step down from performing, which he has loved for so long “In a statement, the family of the American actor announced.
“We appreciate your continuous love, compassion, and support during this terrible time for our family.
We’ll deal with these issues as a family, and we wanted to let the fans know about them because we know how much he means to you and how much you mean to him “, according to the same communiqué.
The document was signed by Bruce Willis’ present wife, Emma Heming Willis, as well as his ex-wife, Demi Moore, and the actor’s daughters, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn, according to AFP.
Aphasia is a condition that happens after a stroke or a brain injury that prohibits the patient from communicating normally, according to experts at the Mayo Clinic in the United States.
“Aphasia can impact people’s capacity to speak, write, and understand a language, both oral and written,” according to doctors in the United States.
Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects people of all ages. It can affect your speech, writing, and comprehension of both spoken and written language.
Aphasia usually happens as a result of a stroke or a head injury. However, it might happen gradually as a result of a slow-growing brain tumor or an illness that causes lasting (degenerative) damage.
The severity of aphasia is determined by several factors, including the cause and extent of the brain injury.
Speech and language therapy is the major treatment for aphasia once the reason has been identified. The person with aphasia relearns and practices language abilities, as well as learning to communicate in other ways.
Family members are frequently involved in the process, assisting the person in communicating.
Aphasia can indicate the presence of another ailment, such as a stroke or a brain tumor.
A person suffering from aphasia may:
Speak in fragmented or illegible sentences.
Speak in incomprehensible sentences
Substitute a different word or sound for the one you’ve chosen.
He says something that I don’t understand.
He is unable to comprehend what others are saying.
Make sentences that aren’t grammatically correct.
When should you see a doctor?
Because aphasia is often a symptom of a more serious illness, such as a stroke, seek immediate medical help if you experience:
Speaking in a difficult manner
Speech that is difficult to understand
Having trouble memorizing words
Reading or writing difficulties