Bruce Willis' Kids Rumer, Tallulah and Scout Are "Deeply Grateful" for Support Amid His Health Battle

After sharing that Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, his daughters Scout, Tallulah and Rumer expressed their gratitude for all of the heartfelt messages they've received.

By Elyse Dupre Feb 17, 2023 1:49 PMTags
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Bruce Willis' children are feeling the love after providing the latest update on his health.

Shortly after the actor's family shared his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis, his daughter Scout Willis, 31, reacted to the outpouring of well-wishes sent their way.

"Feeling emotionally tired and a bit overwhelmed," she wrote on Instagram Stories Feb. 16, "yet also very in awe of the love so many people have for my papa."  

Her sister Tallulah Willis agreed. "Second this Scouter," the 29-year-old wrote while re-sharing the original post, "feeling the abundant love for our guy and our family."

Rumer Willis, 34, also echoed their sentiments. "I third this Scouter and Buusk," she wrote alongside their two posts, "feeling so deeply grateful and in awe of the love for us and our sweet Daddio."

Bruce, 67, shares Rumer, Scout and Tallulah with his ex-wife Demi Moore. He also has two daughters—Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8—with his wife Emma Heming Willis.

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Emma, Demi and their daughters announced Bruce's latest diagnosis earlier that day. The update came 10 months after the Die Hard star's initial aphasia diagnosis was made public. But as his family explained in a Feb. 16 message shared to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration's website, "Bruce's condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD)."

"Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces," they continued. "While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis."


The "Ladies of Willis/Moore," as they called themselves on Instagram, then provided further information on Bruce's diagnosis.

"FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone," they added on AFTD's website. "For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know. Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead. As Bruce's condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research."

And they noted that the Armageddon alum would want to share his story.

"Bruce always believed in using his voice in the world to help others, and to raise awareness about important issues both publicly and privately," the family members wrote. "We know in our hearts that—if he could today—he would want to respond by bringing global attention and a connectedness with those who are also dealing with this debilitating disease and how it impacts so many individuals and their families."

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Near the end of their message, Demi, Emma and their daughters encouraged any other families facing FTD to consult AFTD for more information and asked those "who have been fortunate enough to not have any personal experience with FTD" to learn more about it and support AFTD.

"Bruce has always found joy in life—and has helped everyone he knows to do the same," they concluded. "It has meant the world to see that sense of care echoed back to him and to all of us. We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible."

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