AceShowbiz - Rumer Willis has received support from social media users amid Bruce Willis' health problem. The actress of "The House Bunny" admitted that she misses her father as the actor of "The Assassin" is struggling with frontotemporal dementia or FTD.
On Monday, November 20, the 35-year-old star was met with supportive messages after getting candid with her feelings about her 68-year-old father on her Instagram page. In the comments section of her post, one in particular penned, "Hugs. It's an odd kind of hard to miss someone who is still here. Dementia is a cruel beast," adding a red heart emoji.
Another chimed in, "I understand what you mean. I have a case of dementia in the family, and unfortunately, it's already quite advanced. It's tough, especially since it involves your dad. He was my hero in my childhood. Still is." Meanwhile, a third reminded the actress, "He is still there, play music talk to him hold his hand.. he isn't gone. He can hear you."
In the meantime, a fourth shared, "My sweet Dad had ALS and lost the ability to speak early on. I missed him for a long time before he actually passed, and it was agonizing to watch him struggle. I'll never regret a second I was by his side, and I know he felt my love even if he couldn't say so. Sending you love and light."
Earlier that day, Rumer uploaded a throwback photo of her and Bruce when she was still a baby. In the snap, Bruce and Demi Moore's daughter, who looked cute in a white dress and matching bandana, was held by him in one of his arms as he adorably smiled. Along with the snap, she expressed in the caption of the post, "Really missing my papa today."
The new post came around nine months after Bruce's family announced that he was diagnosed with dementia. Since then, his loved ones have been open about his condition with the public. On the reason why, Rumer's sister Tallulah Willis explained in a recent interview with talk show host Drew Barrymore.
When making an appearance in the November 8 episode of "The Drew Barrymore Show", Tallulah shared, "Well, I think it's twofold. On one hand it's who we are as a family, but also, it's really important for us to spread awareness about FTD. If we can take something that we're struggling with as a family to help other people, to turn it around to make something beautiful about it, that's really special for us."