Bruce Willis retires – level 3
According to his family, American actor Bruce Willis is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with a disease that was impacting his cognitive abilities. The disease is aphasia.
Aphasia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate. It can affect the speech and comprehension of both spoken and written language. Typically, aphasia occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. If a person works in a profession that requires language and he has aphasia, he will have difficulties.
Willis, who’s 67, achieved initial fame for the 1980s TV series ‘Moonlighting’ before he became an action hero in five ‘Die Hard’ films. The actor has appeared in about 100 films, and he won acclaim for his roles in ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’.
Difficult words: cognitive (related to thinking, learning, and understanding things), stroke (a sudden attack in the body which occurs the brain doesn’t get enough blood), acclaim (strong approval or praise).
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