Bruce Willis ‘secretly struggled with brain issues

BRUCE Willis secretly struggled with brain issues for nearly 20 years before his family revealed he has been diagnosed with aphasia, sources exclusively told The Sun.

The beloved 67-year-old’s relatives announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from acting because of the aggressive, cognitive disease.

Insiders revealed the “inevitable” moment of saying farewell to his glittering career has been a long time coming.

It meant Bruce’s daughters Rumer and Scout, ex-wife Demi Moore and wife Emma Heming were given plenty of time to steal themselves.

A source said: "People who have been close to the family over these last twenty years or so knew this day was coming"

“Bruce's grown daughters have known about this situation since 2005 or 2006 and they have been utterly sympathetic every step of the way.

“Bruce has worked with his slowly worsening condition for years, but it stopped being something anybody wanted to hide anymore.

“Bruce has the full support of Demi Moore, their daughters, and his wife Emma as he makes this next step, and nobody in the family has been caught off guard by it.

The source added that Bruce’s strong relationship with daughters Rumer, 33, and Scout, 30, has been a source of pride in difficult times.

The insider said: “Even after Bruce and Demi’s divorce they are a loving and special family.