Since news hit that acclaimed actor Bruce Willis would be retiring from acting, many of his former co-stars and fellow celebrities have shared kind words about him on social media. In case you haven’t heard, the Die Hard actor was diagnosed with a brain disorder called aphasia, which, according to Mayo Clinc, can cause trouble with speech, writing, and understanding words.
It hasn’t been disclosed how Willis came to get the disorder, though aphasia typically happens from head trauma or a stroke. Other possible reasons include a brain tumor or other diseases. Willis’ daughter Rumer Willis shared the unfortunate news with her followers this week.
One of the many stars to comment on Willis’ diagnosis and retirement includes Friends star Matthew Perry. Fans will remember that Willis guest-starred on the beloved sitcom as the character Paul Stevens. As reported by People, Perry took to Twitter to share some words for Willis, a.k.a. “the coolest man [he’d met in [his] entire life.” Check out the tweet below:
And Friends wasn’t the only production where Perry and Willis shared the screen. The two actors also appeared in the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards, as well as its 2004 sequel The Whole Ten Yards, which is why Perry mentions the latter in his tweet. Perry also had a minor role in the 2000 movie The Kid, in which Willis starred.
Throughout Willis’ career, he’s had a ton of hits. Though he might be best known for the Die Hard movies, he also appeared in Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, and other critically acclaimed films. According to his IMDb page, he also has several movies currently in post-production, meaning we’ll still get to see him act in more projects.
Like Matthew Perry, we’re sending Bruce Willis all the love and well wishes he needs right now, along with his family. We’re hoping for the best for the star moving forward.