Bruce Willis ‘Wanted to Work’ After Aphasia Diagnosis, Says Attorney

Bruce Willis 'Wanted to Work' After Aphasia Diagnosis, Says Attorney

Bruce Willis ‘Wanted to Work’ After Aphasia Diagnosis, Says Attorney!

We have to commend Bruce for his fire and drive to keep working despite his Aphasia. After filming Midnight in the Switchgrass, Willis went on to star in five more of producer Randall Emmett’s films before retiring from acting and announcing his aphasia… and report that Bruce Willis attorney is addressing why the actor continued working after his aphasia diagnosis.

Back in March we reported that Willis would be stepping away from acting for good.

People reports:

In response to allegations that Willis’ frequent collaborator and Midnight in the Switchgrass director Randall Emmett pushed the actor to work despite his health issues, Willis’ attorney Martin Singer told the Los Angeles Times: “My client continued working after his medical diagnosis because he wanted to work and was able to do so, just like many others diagnosed with aphasia who are capable of continuing to work.”

“Because Mr. Willis appeared in those films, they could get financed. That resulted in literally thousands of people having jobs, many during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” he added.

Willis, 67, starred alongside Megan Fox in Midnight in the Switchgrass as an FBI agent racing to rescue his partner (Fox) from a serial killer, whose path they cross while investigating a sex-trafficking ring in Florida.

Willis went on to complete five more movies with Emmett before announcing his retirement earlier this year. Through Emmett’s production banner Emmett/Furla Oasis, they previously worked together on upwards of 25 titles.

A source close to Willis told PEOPLE that “everyone is rooting for him” after the diagnosis. “Bruce is beloved and everyone in Hollywood is very supportive of him and will rally around him,” they said.


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