Colleagues of Bruce Willis have reportedly expressed concerns about his cognitive state

Colleagues of Bruce Willis have reportedly expressed concerns about his cognitive state

Willis’ family confirmed his retirement due to his aphasia diagnosis.

Los Angeles, California – Bruce Willis’ the aphasia diagnosis has apparently been suspected by her on-set colleagues for the past few years.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Bruce Willis’ diagnosis of aphasia had been suspected by his on-set colleagues in recent years. © Imago/Prod.Db

Following an announcement from Willis’ family on Wednesday about his retirement due to his health, reports are now circulating that his colleagues in Hollywood have expressed concern for his well-being.

According to the Los Angeles Times, some of Willis’ costars and directors who worked with him noted that the actor was showing signs of decline.

In one of his recent action films, Out of Death, director Mike Burns sent in an urgent request to cut Willis’ part before he arrived on set.

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“It looks like we need to cut Bruce’s page count down by about five pages. We also need to shorten his dialogue a bit so that there are no monologues etc.,” read an email from the director to screenwriter of the film in June 2020.

In documents reviewed by the outlet, individuals questioned whether the actor was fully aware of his on-set surroundings, with some filmmakers recounting difficult times the Pulp Fiction star grappled with losing his sharpness. mental and an inability to remember his lines.

The Times also noted an alleged 2020 incident on the Cincinnati set of Willis’ movie Hard Kill, where the actor missed a loaded gun at the wrong cue.

Although no one was hurt and the prop had a vacuum, the accident reportedly left the cast and crew shaken.

Following Willis' family announcement of his medical condition and retirement, many of the actor's colleagues rallied behind him.

Following Willis’ family announcement of his medical condition and retirement, many of the actor’s colleagues rallied behind him. © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Prior to his retirement, Willis had made an incredible 22 films in four years.

Still, some fans have noted that the star mostly sticks to low-budget movies, many of which have been harshly panned by fans and critics alike.

Still, the Hollywood legend has received an outpouring of support since his aphasia diagnosis became public knowledge this week.

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Randall Emmett, who directed Willis’ 2021 film Midnight in the Switchgrass, shared with People, “Bruce and I have worked on over 20 films together. He’s a terrific actor and legendary action star, a amazing father and close friend.

“I fully support Bruce and his family during this difficult time and admire him for his courage in battling this incredibly difficult medical condition. Bruce will always be part of our family.”

M. Night Shyamalan, director of classics The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable starring Willis, supported the 67-year-old in a heartwarming tale Tweetercalling the actor his “big brother.”

“All my love and respect to my big brother Bruce Willis,” he wrote. “I know his wonderful family surrounds him with support and strength. He will always be that hero on that poster on my wall when he was a kid.”