Bruce Willis Spotted for First Time Hanging Out With Friends After Aphasia Tanked His Career

Bruce Willis stepped out for the first time, after the Aphasia diagnosis, with some of his friends on a sunny day in Malibu, California, this week. According to Page Six reports, this Thursday, the actor was seen casually walking through the SoCal city after grabbing a meal with his pals. During the outing with his friends, he dressed comfortably in blue jeans, a long-sleeved shirt, and a blue baseball cap, as seen in photos obtained by the outlet.

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Bruce Willis spotted with his friends
Bruce Willis spotted with his friends

Bruce Willis appeared to be in a good condition lately. On Tuesday, her wife Emma Heming posted a video of him playing basketball with some of her friends on her Instagram handle. She captioned “I see you, BeeDub,” on the clip of him shooting the ball through the net.

Bruce Willis Enjoys a Sunny Day Out With Friends After Aphasia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis seen after his Aphasia diagnosis announcement
Bruce Willis seen after his Aphasia diagnosis announcement

Bruce Willis was all happy when he hugged his wife in a pair of heart-touching photos, which was his first public appearance since she announced his aphasia diagnosis. Also previously, the couple’s 10-year-old daughter Mabel Ray Willis clicked a few snaps of her parents, who celebrated their 13th anniversary in May, sitting on a fallen trunk in the woods.

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His latest public sighting came two months after his wife announced that he was diagnosed with aphasia. In this health condition, it affects one’s ability to communicate. It can affect conversation and the way one writes or understands spoken and written language, according to the Mayo Clinic. Previously, In the announcement, the family announced that the actor has decided to quit acting.

“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,” the statement continued. “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.”

Emma Heming with her husband
Emma Heming with her husband

An unnamed source previously reported Bruce Willis sold nearly $65 million worth of luxury state properties in New York and other states as he needed to focus on life with his family in California. According to the Insider, as he prepared for retirement, the actor said that he wouldn’t need many properties and that what was valuable was to “live in a safe environment surrounded by his family.”

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Written by Shreeparna Das