Bruce Willis Opens Up About A Mysterious Accident On ‘Die Hard’ That Made Him Partially Deaf

April 25, 2019

The popular American actor and producer, Bruce Willis, is known for his Die Hard movies. In the 1988 thriller, Bruce played the role of John McClane, a New York cop who came to LA to reconcile with his wife.

© Die Hard (1988) / 20th Century Fox

Die Hard made Bruce Willis a real superstar, and the movie grossed over $140 million theatrically worldwide. It had millions of viewers all over the world, and later it was even decided to preserve the action film in the United States National Film Registry.

Accident on set

Bruce Willis has recently opened up about one mysterious accident on the set of the Die Hard that made him partially deaf.

Due to an accident on the first Die Hard, I suffer two-thirds partial hearing loss in my left ear and have a tendency to say, 'Whaaa?'

© Die Hard (1988) / 20th Century Fox

Turned out, he accidentally shot a gun off next to the ear on the set of Die Hard and now, suffers from hearing loss.

© Die Hard (1988) / 20th Century Fox

Willis’ daughter Rumer opened up her father sometimes has difficulties to hear what people are saying after the accident.

I think part of the problem is sometimes he can’t hear … because he shot a gun off next to his ear when he was doing Die Hard a long time ago, so he has partial hearing loss in his ears.

Now, Bruce Willis uses an earpiece, and reportedly even needs it to remember his lines too. Just one short accident managed to change the whole life of a famous actor!

Bruce Willis revealed there was one accident on the set of Die Hard, which made him partially deaf. It happened when he shot a gun next to his ear, and his life will never be the same again.