After Bruce Willis announced that he is retiring from acting due to a language condition, his children posted images of wonderful childhood moments with their father and thanked fans for their support.
Following the news that Willis, 67, has been diagnosed with aphasia on Wednesday, Rumer Willis, 33, and Scout Willis, 30, shared some family images displaying the action star’s kind side. Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis’ oldest daughter, revealed childhood images with the “Die Hard” star after the family announced he will be retiring from acting because of aphasia.
According to the National Aphasia Association, Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the brain that impairs speaking, reading, writing and understanding others.
Rumer, the oldest of Willis’ five kids and one of his three children with ex-wife Demi Moore, uploaded eight photographs of herself as a small girl being held by Willis on her Instagram account.
In other photographs, the “Pulp Fiction” star brightens as he carries her as a toddler, and the two enjoy loving hugs. Rumer also posted a screenshot of a message from actress Annie Starke, in which she expressed her support for the family.
“The love your family has for each other and those in your orbit is complete, soulful, and eternal… trust me, I’ve experienced it… and it gives me joy to know that Bruce is basking in the magic that is the Willis tribe,” Starke said.
Scout, Willis’ daughter with Moore, posted a thank-you post on her Instagram account on Wednesday. “The exquisite outpouring of love that I am experiencing right now is just blowing me away,” she said. “Thank you all for showing up with so much tenderness and stunning Love for my daddio and my whole family!” She also posted several of her own images, including one from recently in which she and her father are sitting together and smiling.
Willis’ family announced his retirement from acting in an Instagram post on Wednesday, nearly 40 years after he rose to fame on “Moonlighting” in 1985 and became an action movie superstar with the first of the “Die Hard” films in 1988.
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“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”