When Bruce Willis’ family released a statement earlier this month saying that he had aphasia, they took to social media to share updates.
Both Rumer Willis and Emma Heming Willis, Willis’ daughter and wife, paid tribute to the actor on Instagram on Wednesday. Bruce Willis appeared in a video posted by the latter, the first time the public has seen him since he announced in March that he would be taking a break from acting.
Family members including Rumer and Emma released a joint statement announcing Bruce’s “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him” due to aphasia “impacting his cognitive abilities,” which Bruce had.
Emma Heming Willis
An Instagram story that Emma Heming Willis shared with her husband of ten years has since been deleted. “I see you BeeDub,” she wrote in the caption.
It’s the first time Bruce Willis has appeared on her Instagram since May 4, when she posted a video of him cradling their youngest daughter, Evelyn Penn Willis.
Following her joint statement about her husband, this post read: “Please accept our heartfelt apologies for not informing you earlier, but we have recently learned that Bruce is suffering from cognitive impairment due to an illness, and we wanted to let you know. As a result of this, Bruce has decided to retire from a career that has meant a great deal to him.
“To all of you who have been there for us during this trying time, we want to express our sincere gratitude. Our family is going through this together, and we wanted to include his fans because we know how much he means to you and how much he means to us.
To quote Bruce, “Live it up” is what we intend to do as a team.
The Mayo Clinic says that: “A condition known as aphasia affects your ability to communicate. It has the potential to have an impact on your ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing.” On the other hand, the NHS says it can lead to memory loss.
Willis’ family has been making jokes about his memory for years, despite this being Willis’ first public acknowledgment of his aphasia diagnosis. Demi Moore, Bruce Willis’ ex-wife, was a surprise guest at the 2018 Bruce Willis Roast. She made a joke, saying: “Bruce Willis, are you surprised that I’ve shown up? That’s what I expected. Even though I went over everything with him yesterday, I was sure he would forget..”
A selfie of Rumer Willis with a guitar, on the other hand, was posted on Instagram. Trying to play some tunes for my Daddio while I’m out of practice,” she wrote as the caption to the photo.
After the joint statement was released, the oldest of the Willis children posted a series of pictures of her and her father together. She captioned the first one: “Daddio, I love you to the [moon emoji]. [winking face emoji] Thank you for teaching me how to be so silly. I enjoy joking around with you.”
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