Bruce Willis’ daughter Rumer Willis provides a heartbreaking update on his aphasia diagnosis.

In 2022, Bruce Willis’ family released a formal statement on his health after learning the unsettling news that he had aphasia. “As a family, we felt compelled to inform you that our dear Bruce has been dealing with health concerns and has now received a diagnosis of aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive functioning.

Bruce is leaving the career that has meant so much to him as a result of this and with great thought “a statement from the family posted on Instagram stated. Our family is going through a tremendously difficult time right now, so we greatly appreciate all of your love, compassion, and support.

According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia is a condition that impairs a person’s capacity for communication.

Willis has spent the majority of the time since his diagnosis away from the media, however, his family has posted various updates on him and he has appeared in images on social media. On her Instagram stories in May 2022, Bruce’s wife Emma Heming Willis posted a video of him playing basketball. Bruce looked happy as he posed for pictures with his wife at a “off the grid” occasion they posted on social media a month earlier. Nearly a year later, Bruce’s daughter Rumer Willis has provided a sobering update on her father’s condition and the family’s future plans.

Following the initial aphasia diagnosis, Bruce Willis’ family claims they now have a “deeper knowledge” of what he is going through. The “Die Hard” actor’s daughter Rumer Willis wrote the following in an Instagram caption: “Since we disclosed Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, his condition has advanced and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia.” “Unfortunately, Bruce’s communication problems are only one sign of his illness. Despite the discomfort, it is a relief to get a definitive diagnosis “Added she.

FTD is referred to as the most prevalent type of dementia in persons under the age of 60 in an article published on the website of the Association for Frontotemporal Dementia Degeneration. The condition, according to the family, has no known cure and will only worsen over the coming weeks. Johns Hopkins claims that FTD is not a life-threatening disorder and that individuals can endure its symptoms for many years. But the condition can also result in pneumonia, an increased risk of infections, and “fall-related injuries.” The members of Bruce’s immediate family, including his wife Emma Heming Willis, daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn Willis, as well as his ex-wife Demi Moore, are completely behind him.