Although Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, he made several films after that. This is voluntary, says his lawyer.
the essentials in brief
- Hollywood star Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with aphasia.
- Nevertheless, the 67-year-old continues to make films.
- His lawyer makes it clear that this is what the actor wants.
Why did Hollywood star Bruce Willis (67) still make several films despite being diagnosed with aphasia?
Reports that producer and director Randall Emmett (51) pushed the actor to these engagements, referred Willis’ lawyer Martin Singer to the realm of fables in an interview with the “Los Angeles Times”: “My client continued to work after the medical diagnosis, because he wanted to work and was able to. Just as many others who have been diagnosed with aphasia are able to continue working.”
Emmett produced and directed the 2021 Willis film Midnight in the Switchgrass. Five more streaks followed, with Emmett serving as producer. According to his lawyer, Willis shot every single one of them voluntarily: “Because Mr. Willis played in these films, they could be financed. As a result, literally thousands of people have had jobs, many of them during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The farewell of an icon
In March of this year, Willis’ family made it public that the actor was retiring. In a message that his daughter Rumer (33) published on Instagram, among other things, it said: “With Bruce’s great supporters, we want to share as a family that our beloved Bruce is struggling with health problems and was recently diagnosed with aphasia that affects his cognitive abilities.”
This is a disorder that can affect all areas of speech. Those affected may have problems speaking and understanding language, including reading and writing.
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