Acting legend Bruce Willis has officially stepped down from any further acting duties in his life, due to health reasons.

It's been revealed that Willis, 67, has aphasia, which is a brain condition where someone has difficulty with language and speech, making it impossible to continue with his acting career as it affects his ability to communicate with other people.

Revealed by his family this week, a statement confirmed that the star would be retiring from acting, with his daughter Rumer saying on Instagram: "As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him."

According to former colleagues, plenty were concerned for the actor's heath and worry had been growing over a number of years, with a number of film professionals aware that Willis was unable to perform longer scenes or recite lengthier amounts of dialogue when called upon.

The LA Times reports that he'd often have someone feeding the lines to him through an earpiece - a practice known as an earwig because he was unable to fulfill his role in a production unaided. 

On the 2020 film Out of Death, director Mike Burns was forced to edit and indeed cut a lot of his lines, reducing his dialogue by five pages and removing all monologues because he was worried for his health, but at the time did not state why.

"After the first day of working with Bruce, I could see it firsthand and I realized that there was a bigger issue at stake here and why I had been asked to shorten his lines,” Burns admitted.

Willis is known for a long list of classics, such as Pulp Fiction, the Die Hard series, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, The Jackal, Twelve Monkeys, Sin City, The Fifth Element, and Tears of the Sun.