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Bruce Willis’s wife Emma Heming criticized trolls for calling her a “drama queen” after posting on National Grief Awareness Day about struggling with her husband’s aphasia diagnosis.
In response to criticism of her Instagram post on Tuesday, in which she sometimes calls her grief “crippling,” the 44-year-old model shared a screenshot of some of her haters’ cruel comments.
“If you’re not allowed to talk about sadness, self-care or being human in the world on the day of sadness awareness,” she captioned a photo of messages left by trolls, including one that suggested she’d be “just fine with are $$$.’
Painful: Bruce Willis’s wife Emma Heming criticized trolls for calling her a ‘drama queen’ after posting on National Grief Awareness Day that she struggled with her husband’s aphasia diagnosis
In her post on National Grief Awareness Day, Heming wrote that she was discovering new hobbies, doing things outside her comfort zone, and staying active because it helped her get through her grief.
Plus, she shared some words of wisdom she received from stepdaughter Scout Willis, 31, about how grief is “the deepest and purest form of love.”
“This was the summer of self-discovery – finding new hobbies, stepping out of my comfort zone and staying active,” Emma wrote in her post.
Flip Back: In response to criticism of her Instagram post on Tuesday, in which she sometimes calls her grief “crippling,” the 44-year-old model shared a screenshot of some of her haters’ cruel comments; seen in 2019
“My grief can be paralyzing, but I’m learning to live with it,” added Emma, who has been married to Bruce, 67, since 2009.
She then shared a bit of wisdom from Bruce’s daughter Scout, writing: “As my stepdaughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, sadness is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too.’
She also added three hashtags “#nationalgriefawarenessday #griefawareness #liveitup.”
Coping: Bruce Willis’s wife Emma Heming Willis shared how she coped with grief by discovering new hobbies, doing things outside her comfort zone and staying active after her husband’s diagnosis with aphasia
Grief: Earlier this week, the actress posted a clip to her Instagram on National Grief Awareness Day discussing her “crippling” grief and wise words she received from stepdaughter Scout Willis
In the video montage, Emma was actively engaged as she performed various tasks, including painting a table and fence, gardening and operating a power saw.
She also stayed active by playing tennis and doing a guided boxing routine.
At another point in the video, she was seen spending time with one of her and Bruce’s daughters. The couple shares Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, eight.
Health struggles: The 67-year-old Pulp Fiction star’s struggles with aphasia were shared by his family on social media five months ago in March; Pictured 2018
In addition to his two younger daughters, the actor is also father to daughters Rumer, 33, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28, who he shares with his ex-wife Demi Moore, 59.
Emma admitted to struggling with her mental health in May, during an interview with… the punch.
The beauty shared: “I put my family’s needs before my own, which I don’t think makes any hero of me,” adding: “That amount of caring for everyone in my household had negatively impacted my mental health.” health and general health, and no one in my family benefited from it.’
Fitness: To divert her grief, the star revealed she stays active by playing tennis
Boxing: In another part of the clip, the actress was seen performing a guided boxing routine
Emma, Moore and their children made a joint statement via Instagram on March 30 announcing Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis.
They said the Hollywood icon “has had some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his cognitive abilities.”
The reveal also included the actor’s decision to move away from acting.
A smile: at one point Emma smiled while tending her flowers
With her daughter: At another point in the video, she was seen spending time with one of her and Bruce’s daughters
“As a result, and with a lot of attention, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him. This is a truly challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for your continued love, compassion and support.”
They continued: ‘We are going through this as a strong family unit and wanted to bring in his fans because we know how much he means to you, just like you do to him. As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do 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.”
Difficult: Emma, who shares Mabel (10) and Evelyn (8) with the Die Hard actor, recently admitted she struggles with her mental health after being diagnosed with Bruce
Strong family: Bruce also shares daughters Rumer, 33, Tallulah, 28, and Scout, 30, with ex-wife Demi Moore, 59; From left, Emma, Rumer, Bruce, Tallulah, Demi and Scout in NY, 2015
The actor’s family did not disclose the cause of his aphasia seizure, which has a number of possible causes.
The condition can occur after a head injury or stroke, or can be a precursor to a brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease.
Patients living with the condition are usually treated with speech therapy and are taught ways to communicate non-verbally.
Leaving: The actor’s family took to Instagram on March 30 to release a joint statement revealing that he stopped acting after his diagnosis with aphasia