After receiving a startling aphasia diagnosis, Bruce Willis takes a nature walk with his wife Emma Heming Willis and daughter Mabel Ray.
Bruce Willis was yesterday photographed on walkthrough wildlife and natural area, a week after his family stated he was stepping away from his profession in show business due to aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive ability.’
The acting veteran, 67, was shown strolling through a wooded location on a clear spring day in a clip shot by his wife Emma Heming Willis, 43, which she tagged ‘Mom & dad in their preferred environment,’ she captioned a series of images from the outdoor adventure in which she and her husband sat on a log.
With gray pants and boots, the Die Hard star wore an orange vest over a button-up dark green top. Willis could be seen grinning at his wife, who was dressed in a dark jacket over a purple shirt, blue trousers, and brown boots.
Willis’ family, which includes his wife Emma, ex-wife Demi Moore, and five daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel Ray, and Evelyn, put out a statement via Instagram last week saying that the Hollywood icon ‘is currently facing some health complications and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his ability to communicate.
“Consequently and after considerable thought, Bruce has decided to leave the career that has meant so much to him. We appreciate your continuous love, compassion, and support during this difficult time for our family”.
“We’re going through this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to invite his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him,’ they continued. “Live it up,” as Bruce often says, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.’
“Everyone is focused on all the good moments they can share,” a source disclosed, adding that ‘Emma is especially grateful for the daughters she has.”
During the difficult time, she has been ‘trying to keep it together for him,’ according to a person close to Heming Willis.
‘As someone who is dealing with health issues, Bruce could not be in a better family. It’s been an eye-opening experience. It’s also difficult to watch a spouse deteriorate.’
According to Hopkinsmedicine, aphasia is defined as damage to a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension, a language impairment. Aphasia makes it difficult for a person to communicate effectively with others.
As a result of a stroke, many people get aphasia, men and women are equally afflicted, and most people with aphasia are in their middle to late years.
There are several forms of aphasia, which are usually identified by the afflicted area of the language-dominant side of the brain and the extent of the damage.
Willis’s family has not revealed what caused his aphasia. Generally, patients with the illness are often treated with speech and language therapy and taught nonverbal communication techniques.