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Bruce Willis’s family says he has aphasia. Here’s what that means. – The Washington Post

An announcement by Bruce Willis’s family that the actor is retiring because of an aphasia diagnosis has shone a spotlight on the communication disorder, which can affect how someone understands or expresses written or spoken language.

About 2 million Americans have aphasia, making it more common than Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy. Willis’s family has not specified what type of aphasia he has, what caused it or whether he has any other impairments.