Hollywood hardman Bruce Willis has been banned from performing his own stunts by his worried wife Emma Heming over fears he will hurt himself on set.

The Die Hard star, 58, has reluctantly decided to take a back seat when filming his action movies and let the professionals undertake the more dangerous stunts in a bid to appease his partner.

He says, "I do let the stuntmen take over. I don't do that many stunts. I would do the stunts if I could but I'm not allowed to ever, ever - they hurt. I wouldn't mind being hurt. I mean, I get hurt all the time, but I'll get scolded (by my wife if I do them)."