Award-winning actor Bruce Willis is retiring from acting due to a medical condition.


The action hero actor was recently diagnosed with aphasia, an ailment that impedes a person’s ability to speak and write.


His wife, Emma Heming Willis, announced this on her Instagram page on Wednesday. She wrote,

"To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.

“As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.

“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support".