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Rumer Willis shares the Bruce Willis update everyone has been waiting for

Bruce Willis’ daughter Rumer is giving a rare update on how the actor is doing.

Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD. The diagnosis forced Bruce into retirement, where he now lives a quiet life with his beloved family.

At the 24th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival on May 2, Rumer was asked how her father was doing. She told Fox News that Bruce “is amazing. Yes, yes, I’m fine. Thank you very much for asking.”

She added that she and her daughter, Louetta, were able to spend some time with Bruce earlier that day.

After being diagnosed with FTD, Willis’ family, including his wife Emma Heming Willis, his ex-wife Demi Moore and his five daughters, issued a joint statement revealing the heartbreaking news.

Speaking to Fox News, Rumer said it was important for her family to be open and honest about Bruce’s diagnosis so others don’t feel so alone.

“I think what has been so incredible for me through this experience is that my father is so loved, and that has been so evident in the transparency with which we have shared,” she said.

“And I think if there’s a way that sharing our experiences brings hope – whatever comes up as a family – that can have an impact and provide some kind of hope and comfort to someone else who’s experiencing that, then for me that is… everything.”

In February 2023, the Willis family expressed their “deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support and beautiful stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis.”

“In the spirit of that, we wanted to provide you with an update on our beloved husband, father and friend as we now have a better understanding of what he is experiencing,” the statement continued.

“Since we announced Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis in the spring of 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, communication problems are just one symptom of the illness Bruce faces. Although this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”

The family described FTD as “a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and that can affect anyone. For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more common than we know.”