Bruce Willis' daughter Rumer says she's 'missing' her dad in heartbreaking post

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Rumer Willis, the daughter of iconic actor Bruce Willis, has taken to Instagram to open up about the challenges her father is facing due to his health condition.

Last year, the Die Hard actor's family revealed that he was retiring from acting due to aphasia, a condition affecting his ability to communicate.

Since then, they have disclosed that Bruce has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a rare and complex brain disorder, and have continued to provide candid updates on his condition.

In a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday, Rumer shared a touching throwback photo of herself as a young girl with her father, expressing how much she misses him.

"Really missing my papa today," she captioned the post.

The post garnered immense support and compassion from her followers as they witnessed the emotional journey the family is going through.

Earlier this year, Rumer welcomed her first child, and she took the opportunity on Father's Day to share a heartwarming photo of Bruce holding his granddaughter.

She shared her feelings with her followers, saying, "Seeing my father hold my daughter today was something I will treasure for the rest of my life. His sweetness and love for her were so pure and beautiful. Papa, I’m so lucky to have you, and so is Lou. Thank you for being the silliest, most loving, coolest Daddio a girl could ask for. Best Girl Dad in the game."

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Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis and Demi Moore. Credit: Bruce Glikas / Getty

Bruce's family made the decision to go public with his diagnosis in February through a heartfelt statement. The statement expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support they had received since sharing Bruce's initial diagnosis of aphasia in the spring of 2022.

It also provided an update on Bruce's condition, revealing that he has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which comes with communication challenges among other symptoms. The statement was attributed to his wife, Emma Heming Willis, and his daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn, as well as his ex-wife Demi Moore.

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Bruce Willis and Rumer Willis. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty

Tallulah Willis, another of Bruce's daughters, recently spoke to Drew Barrymore about the family's decision to share the diagnosis publicly. She emphasized the importance of spreading awareness about FTD and how their family's journey could help others facing similar challenges.

"If we can take something that we're struggling with as a family – and individually – to help other people, to turn it around, to make something beautiful about it, that's really special for us," she stated.

The Willis family's openness about Bruce's health struggles has not only drawn attention to the rare condition of frontotemporal dementia but has also inspired empathy and support from people around the world.

Featured image credit: Jeffrey Mayer / Getty

Bruce Willis' daughter Rumer says she's 'missing' her dad in heartbreaking post

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By VT

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Rumer Willis, the daughter of iconic actor Bruce Willis, has taken to Instagram to open up about the challenges her father is facing due to his health condition.

Last year, the Die Hard actor's family revealed that he was retiring from acting due to aphasia, a condition affecting his ability to communicate.

Since then, they have disclosed that Bruce has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a rare and complex brain disorder, and have continued to provide candid updates on his condition.

In a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday, Rumer shared a touching throwback photo of herself as a young girl with her father, expressing how much she misses him.

"Really missing my papa today," she captioned the post.

The post garnered immense support and compassion from her followers as they witnessed the emotional journey the family is going through.

Earlier this year, Rumer welcomed her first child, and she took the opportunity on Father's Day to share a heartwarming photo of Bruce holding his granddaughter.

She shared her feelings with her followers, saying, "Seeing my father hold my daughter today was something I will treasure for the rest of my life. His sweetness and love for her were so pure and beautiful. Papa, I’m so lucky to have you, and so is Lou. Thank you for being the silliest, most loving, coolest Daddio a girl could ask for. Best Girl Dad in the game."

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Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis and Demi Moore. Credit: Bruce Glikas / Getty

Bruce's family made the decision to go public with his diagnosis in February through a heartfelt statement. The statement expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support they had received since sharing Bruce's initial diagnosis of aphasia in the spring of 2022.

It also provided an update on Bruce's condition, revealing that he has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which comes with communication challenges among other symptoms. The statement was attributed to his wife, Emma Heming Willis, and his daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn, as well as his ex-wife Demi Moore.

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Bruce Willis and Rumer Willis. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty

Tallulah Willis, another of Bruce's daughters, recently spoke to Drew Barrymore about the family's decision to share the diagnosis publicly. She emphasized the importance of spreading awareness about FTD and how their family's journey could help others facing similar challenges.

"If we can take something that we're struggling with as a family – and individually – to help other people, to turn it around, to make something beautiful about it, that's really special for us," she stated.

The Willis family's openness about Bruce's health struggles has not only drawn attention to the rare condition of frontotemporal dementia but has also inspired empathy and support from people around the world.

Featured image credit: Jeffrey Mayer / Getty