Bruce Willis has been seen for the first time his retirement from acting was announced recently.
The Hollywood star and his wife Emily Hemming Willis shared photos of themselves looking happy and in love on Instagram yesterday (April 6).
The photos see the 67-year-old actor sitting with Emily on a fallen tree in a peaceful woodland. Emily captioned: “Mom & Dad in their favorite habitat #offthegrid.”
Fans took to Instagram to send their best wishes and were excited to see Bruce enjoying his retirement in the remote location.
One fan said: “So beautiful. Love this so much. Thinking of all of you!”
Another said: “Prayers of healing health for you Bruce and the family.”
A third fan simply wrote: “Beautiful couple.”
Others were keen to share similar experiences with one supporter writing: “My dad has a going through the same… it’s heartbreaking. Thanks for shedding light on aphasia.”
It comes after Bruce announced his retirement due to ill health. He was recently diagnosed with aphasia, a condition which affects his cognitive abilities.
The news of his retirement began circulated on Wednesday (March 30) after his family shared the news on Instagram.
They 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.”
A source told the PageSix : "He was having cognitive problems, they all knew Bruce was having problems.
"Everybody knew, the cast and crew. His family has stepped in, they moved in to take care of him."
The source added that the star was using "earpieces, hearing things, for them to feed him the lines", and “it was increasingly difficult to have him on screen".
Bruce is known for his long and successful career in Hollywood, spanning over four decades. He is known for playing John McClane in Die Hard which went on to become a blockbuster movie franchise.
He also appeared in legendary films such as Pulp Fiction, The Fifth Element, The Sixth Sense and Sin City.
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