Brian Wilson's Daughters Reveal New Update On Artist's Tragic Health Battle

By Logan DeLoye

May 22, 2024

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Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson's daughters were very open about the latest details regarding their father's dementia diagnosis at the premiere of Disney + documentary, "The Beach Boys," at The TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday (May 21). According to Entertainment Tonight, the icon arrived in a wheelchair and received a standing ovation from premiere-goers before he met up with bandmates present at the event.

Carnie and Wendy Wilson spoke to ET's Ash Crossan about the grim medical diagnosis that led their father to be placed under a court-ordered conservatorship earlier this month on grounds of being “unable to properly provide for his own personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.” Carnie revealed that her father is doing well and that he's spending a lot of time with family as they all attempt to navigate a new normal.

"He is doing great. He is doing great...everyday he's in physical therapy. I'm cooking for him. He's spending a lot of time with his children now. His family. I'm so happy he's here tonight."

Wendy also chimed in on her father's dementia progression stating:

"I think he's doing really good under the circumstances he's going through right now. But you know, he is a survivor. That's my dad. he's very tough...A very strong person. So yeah, i'm glad he's coming tonight and I think he'll really enjoy it, actually."

ET noted that Carnie and Wendy are Wilson's only children from his first marriage to Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford that ended in 1981. It was not mentioned whether or not information regarding the legendary hitmaker's current health status would be present throughout the highly-anticipated documentary.

Interested individuals can look forward to "The Beach Boys" streaming on Disney+ on May 24!

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