Emma Willis, Bruce Willis' wife, describes grief over the realization of his aphasia.
Emma Heming Willis, the late actor's wife, is speaking up about her sadness months after Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, a disabling language disorder.
The model posted an Instagram video montage on Tuesday that showed the numerous things she's been doing this summer to deal with her husband's illness.
The post, which included videos of her gardening, exercising, playing tennis, and painting, was titled, "This was the summer of self discovery - finding new hobbies, going outside of my comfort zone, and being active."
"Although my grief sometimes be crippling, I'm learning to manage it. Grief is the purest and most profound form of love, according to my stepdaughter @scoutlaruewillis. I hope that gives you some solace as well."
She sang "I Say a Little Prayer for You," a timeless Aretha Franklin song from 1968, to go with the visual montage.
According to a statement from the family, "Bruce's great supporters, as a family we wanted to convey that our dear Bruce has been facing some health concerns and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is hurting his cognitive ability."
As a result of this and after careful contemplation, Bruce is leaving the profession that has meant a great deal to him.