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Bruce Willis plays harmonica during ‘impromptu jam session’ with family friend amid health battle

Bruce Willis was seen in an Instagram clip Monday playing the harmonica in what his wife Emma Heming Willis described as an ‘impromptu jam session’ with musician and family friend Derek Richard Thomas.

The Pulp Fiction actor, 67, was clad in a plaid shirt with jeans and sneakers as he sat at the bottom of a staircase while playing the harmonica while Thomas strummed the guitar and handled vocals.

Emma Heming Willis, 44, shared the clip to Instagram Stories with the hashtag #jamsession, writing, ‘Their talent is speaking for itself. I’ll just leave this here.’

The latest: Bruce Willis, 67, was seen in an Instagram clip playing the harmonica in what his wife Emma Heming Willis, 44, described as an ‘impromptu jam session’ with musician and family friend Derek Richard Thomas

The veteran actor has a background in music, as he released an album in 1987 titled The Return of Bruno, which included collaborations with artists including The Temptations and The Pointer Sisters. The record featured singles including Respect Yourself, Young Blood and a remake of Under the Boardwalk.

He subsequently released an album titled If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger in 1989, which featured a remake of Save the Last Dance for Me.

Emma earlier Monday shared an image of Bruce hugging daughter Rumer, writing, ‘Beedub & that first born love;’ and an image of her daughters Mabel Ray and Evelyn, with Rumer and Thomas as they enjoyed a summer day in nature. 

Rumer and Thomas were seen on an outing at the West Hollywood Farmers Market last month. They were seen performing music onstage together at the Los Angeles venue Jam in the Van in May.  

Emma Heming Willis, 44, shared the clip to Instagram Stories with the hashtag #jamsession, writing, 'Their talent is speaking for itself. I’ll just leave this here'

Emma Heming Willis, 44, shared the clip to Instagram Stories with the hashtag #jamsession, writing, ‘Their talent is speaking for itself. I’ll just leave this here’

The veteran actor has a background in music, as he released an album in 1987 titled The Return of Bruno, which included collaborations with artists including The Temptations and The Pointer Sisters

The veteran actor has a background in music, as he released an album in 1987 titled The Return of Bruno, which included collaborations with artists including The Temptations and The Pointer Sisters

The actor was clad in a plaid shirt with jeans and sneakers as he sat at the bottom of a staircase while playing the harmonica while Thomas strummed the guitar and handled vocals

The actor was clad in a plaid shirt with jeans and sneakers as he sat at the bottom of a staircase while playing the harmonica while Thomas strummed the guitar and handled vocals

The Die Hard star looks to be keeping active more than four months after his relatives, including his wife Emma, ex-wife Demi Moore, 59, and five daughters Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, Tallulah, 28, Mabel Ray, 10, and Evelyn, eight, issued a joint statement via Instagram March 30 announcing his aphasia diagnosis.

They said that the Hollywood icon ‘has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.

‘As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him. This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support.’

Willis earlier Monday shared an image of Bruce hugging daughter Rumer, writing, 'Beedub & that first born love'

Willis earlier Monday shared an image of Bruce hugging daughter Rumer, writing, ‘Beedub & that first born love’

Emma shared an image of her two daughters with Rumer and Thomas as they enjoyed a summer day in nature

Emma shared an image of her two daughters with Rumer and Thomas as they enjoyed a summer day in nature 

They continued: ‘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. As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that.’

The Mayo Clinic defines aphasia as ‘a condition that affects your ability to communicate’ that ‘can affect your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken and written language.’

The actor’s family did not announce what caused his bout with aphasia, which has a number of potential causes.

The condition could occur following a head injury or stroke, or can be a predecessor to a brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease.

Patients who are living with the condition are typically treated with speech therapy and taught ways to communicate non-verbally.

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