Bruce Willis’ Wife Emma Heming Thanks Fans Amid Aphasia Battle

Feeling the love. One day after announcing Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis, Emma HemingWe are grateful to the public for their kind words.

“Your love, support, compassion, prayers really help,” the Malta native, 43, wrote on her Thursday, March 31, Instagram Story. “I’m grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Scout Willis, one of Bruce’s daughters, also thanked social media users for their kindness on Thursday.

“There is always an unknown when sharing out so vulnerably into the world. I’d hoped for some love and compassion, I truly NEVER could have anticipated the depth and breadth of the love we received as a family yesterday,” the 30-year-old Brown University grad captioned an Instagram slideshow. “It kept hitting me yesterday how much love, energy, and prayers were now being sent to my daddio and just humbling me in a way that’s brings tears as I write this. I am so grateful for your love, I’m so grateful to hear about what my papa means to you. Thank you so much to everyone who reached out to me yesterday.”

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Heming and Scout revealed the 67-year-old actor’s health struggles on Wednesday, March 30, in a joint statement with the Die Hard star’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, and his other kids — Rumer, 33, Tallulah, 28, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 7.

“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,” the family members wrote via Instagram, referencing the language disorder characterized by the inability to understand or express speech. “As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”

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The statement went on to read, “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 together as a strong unit and wanted his fans to come along because we know how much you mean to him. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that.”

Celebrities expressed their support for Emmy winner in comments Seth GreenTo Debi Mazar.

“I have so much love for Bruce Willis and am grateful for every character he’s given us,” the Robot Chicken48-year-old cocreator wrote while the Younger alum, 57, added, “We love Bruce so much. Sending love to him, your family. Bruce has done so much for us. What an amazing career. May he rest and recover.”

As for Randall EmmettThe 51-year old producer only told Us Weekly in a statement that he has “worked on over 20 films” with the Germany native.

“He is a terrific actor and legendary action star, an incredible father, and a close friend,” the Vanderpump RulesOn Wednesday, the star exclaimed. “I fully support Bruce and his family during this challenging time and admire him for his courage in battling this incredibly difficult medical condition. Bruce will always be part of our family.”

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