Celebrities who retired early

Bruce Willis announces his retirement from acting due to aphasia diagnosis

Stars Insider

31/03/22 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Retirement

Bruce Willis is approaching 70 and has had an impeccable career spanning five decades. It wouldn't be unusual for an actor to retire at this stage, but sadly for Willis, retirement has been forced upon him due to poor health. A recent announcement from his family revealed that Willis has been diagnosed with a brain disorder called aphasia which led him to his decision: "with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him." Aphasia is a disorder that stems from damage to the language side of the brain, resulting in difficulty comprehending language and communicating effectively. The statement shared that the condition was already "impacting his cognitive abilities." The joint announcement came from Willis' extensive and supportive family, including his current wife, Emma Heming-Willis, his ex-wife and good friend, Demi Moore, and his five children. "As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that," the statement concluded. 

Of course, the artist is not the first celebrity to retire early. In fact, there are many stars who for one reason or another made the exact same decision, some at an even younger age. Check out this gallery to find out who they are!

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