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Sylvester Stallone made a name for himself in the 1970s and 1980s as one of the biggest names in action movies.
Along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stallone redefined the action genre to become what we see today.
However, Bruce Willis, his friend and co-star, announced his retirement this year, citing health problems.
Recently, Sylvester Stallone provided an update on Willis’ health.
In March 2022, Bruce Willis’ family announced his retirement after his diagnosis with aphasia, which affects speech recognition.
Aphasia can cause a loss of the ability to understand or express language.
At the time, Willis’ family and loved ones released a statement stating:
“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.”
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“As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
“This is a really challenging time for our family, and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion, and support.”
“We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.”
“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”
Bruce Willis’ close friend Sylvester Stallone gave fans an update on his health.
However, it was not the kind of news they were hoping for.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone shared:
“Bruce is going through some really, really difficult times. So he’s been sort of incommunicado. That kills me. It’s so sad.”
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When Bruce Willis’s diagnosis was announced in March, Sylvester Stallone wished his friend well online.
Stallone shared a photo of the two, writing:
“We go back a long way. Praying for the best for you and your wonderful family.”
The two already had a strong friendship over the years and finally appeared together in The Expendables franchise.
However, Willis was absent for the third film as his character, Mr. Church.
At the time, Sylvester Stallone took a dig at Willis and tweeted:
“Willis out … Harrison Ford in! Great news! Been waiting years for this.”
Although it looked like the two had a fallout, Stallone clarified the situation.
“It’s nothing personal,” he said.
“It’s not like it got personal, and I’m sorry it did sound that way. But it was just actors talking, and things move on.”
“I think Bruce Willis is a great guy, and he does fantastically entertaining films.”
Sylvester Stallone gives sad update on Bruce Willis’s condition