Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Bruce Willis Retirement: Action Stars 'Never Really Retire...They Recharge'

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Bruce Willis Retirement: Action Stars ‘Never Really Retire…They Recharge’

Arnold Schwarzenegger has high praise for Bruce Willis following the actor’s announcement that he is retiring from acting due to a brain disorder called aphasia.

The actor’s family broke the news last year following his diagnosis, which has since been updated more specifically to frontotemporal dementia.

Recently, he was asked about Willis’ retirement and had nothing but kind words to say about the actor.

“I think it’s great,” Schwarzenegger said CinemaBlend by Willis. “He was, always for years and years, he’s a huge, huge star. And I think he will always be remembered as a big, big star. And a kind man.

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And, speaking as one action star to another, Schwarzenegger added, “I understand that under his circumstances, health-wise, he had to retire. But in general, you know, we never really retire. Action heroes, they recharge.

Schwarzenegger and Willis were early partners in the Planet Hollywood restaurant franchise and have also worked together the Expendables franchise.

Willis celebrated his 68th birthday in March surrounded by his family, including ex-wife Demi Moore, current wife Emma Heming Willis, and his daughters.

Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, stars in Netflix’s new action comedy FUBAR as well as Arnold, a docu-series always on Netflix, which tells about his life. She also has an upcoming self-help book, Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life, and as well as a self-published daily motivational newsletter.