Bruce Willis has leaned to his adoration for music after he was diagnosed with aphasia.
The star showcased his harmonica skills during a “jam session” with dear friend Derek Richard Thomas, who sang a song while playing guitar.
The 67-year-old actor’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, posted a clip of the passionate collaboration on Instagram, an encouraging message for Willis.
“Their talent is speaking for itself. I’ll just leave this here @derekrichardthomas #jamsession,” Heming Willis wrote on the post showing the black and white footage of the two.
Willis has always been inclined to music. He dropped his debut record, titled The Return of Bruno, in 1987 under the name Bruno Randolini – his alter ego. And then, he delivered If It Don’t Kill You, Just Makes You Stronger and Classic Bruce Willis.
The actor’s 1991 flop, the Hudson Hawk, became a musical masterpiece for him.
The video was made after Willis was forced to retire from acting in March after discovering he had aphasia, a cognitive impairment that affects a person’s ability to communicate.
“This is a really challenging time for our family, and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion, and support,” his family – not including his ex-wife Demi Moore and their daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah – said in a joint statement.
The statement further said, “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.”
A month ago, Heming uploaded playful footage of Willis returning to the iconic Fox Plaza Building, featured in Die Hard for the film’s 34th anniversary. A video on Instagram shows intercutting videos of her husband from the film as an “Ode to Joy” from the Tabernacle Choir’s version of Beethoven plays the background music.
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Bruce Willis’ career started in the 1970s on the off-Broadway stage. He gained traction after portraying a lead role in the drama series Moonlighting and appeared in countless films. He began catching the public’s attention when he played John McClane in the Die Hard franchise.
Other films associated with Willis are 1991’s The Last Boy Scout, 1992’s Death Becomes Her, 1994’s Pulp Fiction, 1995’s 12 Monkeys, 1997’s The Fifth Element, 1998’s Armageddon, 1999’s The Sixth Sense, 2000’s Unbreakable, 2005’s Sin City, 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom, and 2012’s Looper.
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