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Jimmy Kimmel Is Taking A Week Off After Giving An Emotional Update About his Son

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Kimmel has not been shy about his experience with having a son who requires medical care, and showing gratitude to the support staff that saved his son's life.

Three hours after Billy was delivered, an attentive nurse noticed he had a heart murmur and was starting to turn purple. The newborn was having trouble breathing and they found that Billy was born with a heart disease.

Six days after his open-heart surgery he was doing well and the family got to bring him home.

In July, Kimmel shared an update that baby Billy was doing well.

He continues to give us updates on his boy and show gratitude to the health care professionals that have helped his son.

Now a representative from Jimmy Kimmel Live! has confirmed that Billy has undergone a "scheduled and successful" heart surgery this week.

The 50-year-old talk show host will be taking the rest of the week off to be with his family.

Since the birth of his son, Kimmel has been outspoken about healthcare on the show.

"No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life," he said.

Billy has a big sister, 3-year-old Jane, as well as two step-siblings Kevin and Katie that Kimmel has from a previous relationship.

Thank goodness their entire family is doing well and we pray that they will stay that way!

Source: People / People

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