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Sylvester Stallone, worried about his friend Bruce Willis, with whom he had friction before the filming of the third installment of The Expendables – Credits: @Reuters

Sylvester Stallone He was very concerned about the health of Bruce Willis, who in March this year was diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects language and for which the protagonist of Sixth Sense He had to quit acting.

“Bruce is going through a very, very difficult time,” Stallone told The Hollywood Reporter. “He kills me that we are incommunicado, he hurts me, it’s very sad,” added the actor from Rocky about how his relationship with his friend changed from decades ago due to his health condition.

At the time, when Willis’ diagnosis was announced, Stallone was one of the first to support him. “We have known each other for a long time and I pray for you and your beautiful family,” he wrote on his social networks. At the beginning of the 90s their friendship became stronger, and years later they had the pleasure of working together on the saga. The indestructibles but, paradoxically, their collaboration damaged the link.

After the success of the first two installments, Willis was released from the third part after asking Stallone, also a producer of the saga, for a considerable sum for his participation. the actor of Hard to Kill He requested the payment of 4 million dollars for four days of work, that is, one million dollars per day. As a counter offer, Stallone offered him 3 million which Willis refused. In this way, “Sly” decided to dispense with his services.

Secondly, he himself said goodbye to the saga in October 2021, when he reported from his networks that he was on his last day of filming. “This is my last day, so I’m enjoying it, but it’s bittersweet. You know, it’s something I was very involved in, I think it was 12 years and I’m ready to pass the baton to Jason, to his capable hands, “said Stallone.

“The great thing is being able to write a movie for someone, to entertain. Maybe there’s a little message there, because what I try to achieve in my successful movies is the human touch, the bond. Not so much the action, this is evident, it is to relate to the audience so that it identifies with whatever mission the characters have”, he pointed out.

Willis’ statement on his retirement:

The statement from the family of Bruce Willis to report on his illness

The statement from the family of Bruce Willis to report on his illness – Credits: @Instagram

In March of this year, Rumer, the actor’s daughter from his marriage to Demi Moore, announced that her 67-year-old father was retiring from acting due to health problems and explained that he had been diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder that can generate a difficulty in expression or comprehension. “To the amazing fans of Bruce, As a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and recently received a diagnosis of aphasia, a condition that is impairing his cognitive abilities. As a result of this situation, and after much consideration, Bruce has decided to take a career step that means so much to him,” read the message posted on Instagram.

The whole family isá  united in support of Bruce Willis (Credit: Instagram/@demimoore)

The whole family is united in support of Bruce Willis (Credit: Instagram / @demimoore)

Likewise, it was highlighted how united the family was to address the situation. “This is a very difficult time for our family and we greatly appreciate your love, compassion and support. We are facing this as a family but we wanted to tell his fans what is happening because we know how much it means to you and what you mean to him. As Bruce likes to say ‘live life to the fullest’, and that’s what we plan to do. With love: Emma, ​​Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn”, concluded the text signed by the three daughters of the actor with Moore, in addition to his current wife, Emma Heming, and his two youngest daughters, Mabel and Evelyn.

Bruce Willis in Santa Mónica, having breakfast with a friend

Bruce Willis in Santa Monica, having breakfast with a friend

In an interview with The Bump, Heming, mother of the actor’s youngest daughters He admitted that all the care he must take as a result of the illness suffered by his life partner is somehow affecting his mental health. “I put my family’s needs above my own, which I’ve found doesn’t make me any kind of hero,” the former model said. “That amount of caring for everyone else within my household took a toll on my mental health and overall health. And that didn’t help anyone in my family.”

In September of this year, Wilis was captured by paparazzi on the streets of Santa Monica, California. With a casual look and a very healthy appearance, the actor enjoyed a delicious breakfast with a friend while he goes through this hard disease surrounded by his affections.

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