Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaks On Brue Willis's Retirement, Says He’s ‘A Great, Great Star’

Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaks On Brue Willis’s Retirement, Says He’s ‘A Great, Great Star’

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More than a year after Bruce Willis retired from acting, Arnold Schwarzenegger is speaking out. It will be recalled that the 68-year-old announced in March 2022, through his family, his retirement from acting, after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects language expression and comprehension. Then, in February 2023, the family announced he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia after his condition had progressed. 

As he promotes his new Netflix series, Fubar, Schwarzenegger spoke about his old friend’s retirement. 

In his interview with CinemaBlend, the actor shared, ‘I think that he’s fantastic. He was, always for years and years, a huge, huge star,’ Schwarzenegger began. And I think that he will always be remembered as a great, great star. And a kind man. I understand that under his circumstances, health-wise, he had to retire. But in general, you know, we never really retire. Action heroes, they reload.’

Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaks On Brue Willis's Retirement, Says He’s ‘A Great, Great Star’

At the time Bruce’s family announced his retirement, they revealed his diagnosis was impacting his cognitive abilities. They added, ‘Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. 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 himAs Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that,‘ concluded the statement, which was signed by his wife, Emma Heming Willis, his ex-wife Demi Moore and all of his children. However, Bruce’s last film, titled Assassin was released in late March 2023 along with the final installment of his Detective Knight trilogy – Detective Knight: Independence.