Bruce Willis’ wife thanks fans for ‘support’ following star’s aphasia diagnosis: ‘Your prayers really help’

The model took to Instagram Story on Thursday evening and thanked the public for showing support and rallying around her. The message was shared days after the 67-year-old’s family announced on social media that the actor was diagnosed with aphasia and is retiring.

Your love, 지원하다, compassion, prayers really help,” wrote the 43-year-old. “I’m grateful.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” concluded Heming Willis, who share daughters Mabel, 9, and Evelyn, 7, with Willis. 부부는 매듭을 묶었다. 2009.

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Actor Bruce Willis and model Emma Heming Willis tied the knot in 2009.

Actor Bruce Willis and model Emma Heming Willis tied the knot in 2009. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

스카우트 윌리스, daughter of Willis and his ex-wife 데미 무어, also expressed her appreciation for theoutpouring of loveher family has received since they disclosed her father’s diagnosis.

The exquisite outpouring of love that I am experiencing right now is just blowing me away,” the 30-year-old wrote on her Instagram story Wednesday.

Thank you all for showing up with so much tenderness and stunning love for my daddio and my whole family!” 그녀는 덧붙였다.

The family shared that Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that causes a loss of the ability to understand or express speech. The family shared that it has been impacting his cognitive abilities.

엔터테인먼트 뉴스 레터를 구독하려면 여기를 클릭하세요.

(L-R) 루머 윌리스, 데미 무어, 브루스 윌리스, 스카우트 윌리스, Emma Heming Willis and Tallulah Willis attend Demi Moore's 'Inside Out' Book Party on September 23, 2019, 로스 앤젤레스, 캘리포니아.

(L-R) 루머 윌리스, 데미 무어, 브루스 윌리스, 스카우트 윌리스, Emma Heming Willis and Tallulah Willis attend Demi Moore’s ‘Inside OutBook Party on September 23, 2019, 로스 앤젤레스, 캘리포니아. (Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for goop)

As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” read the statement signed by Willis’ wife, 무어, and his five children, Rumer, 스카우트, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.

We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him,” 그들은 말했다. “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.

There are many potential causes of aphasia. It often occurs after a stroke or head injury, but can also develop gradually due to a slow-growing brain tumor or a disease that causes degenerative damage, like Alzheimer’s disease. It’s treated primarily with speech therapy and learning non-verbal means of communication.

Willis’ family didn’t divulge what caused his aphasia. Representatives for the actor declined to comment.

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming Willis share two daughters.

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming Willis share two daughters. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The news about Willis, 할리우드에서 가장 사랑받는 배우 중 한 명, immediately spread online as fans reacted. His four-decade career has amassed more than $ 5 billion in box office worldwide,

Willis had been working steadily and frequently. Renowned for films like “다이 하드,” “펄프 픽션” 과 “The Sixth Sense,” Willis has in recent years churned out straight-to-video thrillers. 작년, he starred in a staggering eight films. Most came and went quietly, including titles likeCosmic Sin,” “Out of Death” 과 “Deadlock.

가장 최근에, Willis starred in February’sGasoline Alley” 과 “A Day to Die,” released in early March. Willis has already shot at least six more films due out in 2022 과 2023, 포함 “Die Like Lovers,” “시정 조치” 과 “The Wrong Place.

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