Bruce Willis shows off his harmonica skills amid an aphasia diagnosis

It looks like Bruce Willis may add an exceptional harmonica player to his long list of accomplishments.

The 67-year-old actor revealed his impressive musical talent in an Instagram video shared on Monday, which showed off his “impromptu jam session” with musician and pal Derek Richard Thomas.

The Die Hard star, whose family announced his aphasia diagnosis earlier this year, seemed in high spirits as he played the harmonica while Thomas rocked out on guitar and provided vocals.

“Her talent speaks for itself. I’m just leaving this here,” the actor’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, captioned the Instagram post alongside the hashtag “jam session.”

Though most know Willis for his glittering on-screen career – starring in films like Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, Looper and Moonrise Kingdom – true fans will know that he’s also an accomplished singer , who has released three albums.

In fact, the father-of-five’s first album, The Return of Bruno, was released in 1987 and featured collaborations with none other than the Temptations and the Pointer Sisters.

Emma Heming Willis couldn't help but gush over her husband's musical talent.
Emma Heming Willis couldn’t help but gush over her husband’s musical talent.

Willis released his second studio album, If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger, in 1989.

His third album, Classic Bruce Willis, was released in 1999.

The actor remained in high spirits after his wife Heming, along with her husband’s ex-wife Demi Moore and their children, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, released a joint statement in March revealing that Willis was due to his health problems in retirement .

Aphasia is a condition that can affect a person’s ability to speak, write, and understand language, with treatment including speech and language therapies, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Willis had one "impromptu jam session" with musician and pal Derek Richard Thomas.
Willis had an “improvised jam session” with musician and pal Derek Richard Thomas.
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“To Bruce’s amazing supporters, we wanted to share as a family that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” they wrote on Instagram.

“As a result, and with much deliberation, Bruce is stepping down from the career that has meant so much to him,” they continued. “Like Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that.” Bruce Willis shows off his harmonica skills amid an aphasia diagnosis

Emma Bowman

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