Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.
Recently, Bruce Willis announced that he has aphasia. As a result, he has retired from acting. His announcement sent shock waves throughout Hollywood, not to mention among his many fans. A popular action hero, Willis and his frequently adventurous movies have long made him a popular and bankable film star for decades.
That said, over the past year or two, several movies starring Bruce Willis caused many fans to wonder why his speaking lines seemed greatly diminished. But now they have the sad answer. We now know his diminished number of speaking lines provided evidence that his capacity for normal speech had gradually become impaired. This ultimately resulted in the diagnosis that he was suffering from a specific neurological disorder.
According to the National Aphasia Association:
“Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others.”
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