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Jimmy Kimmel Makes A Tearful Plea While Holding His 7-Month-Old Son

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After Jimmy took a week-long hiatus from his late night talk show, he is back with his 7-month-old son, Billy with a very special message.

"I was out last week because this guy had heart surgery, but look, he’s fine, everybody," the talk show host said while getting chocked up. "He may have pooped, but he’s fine."

In April, Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney, welcomed their son, William John "Billy." At only three days old, Billy underwent his first heart surgery at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.


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 form of heart disease.

“Basically, the pulmonary valve was completely blocked and he has a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart,” Kimmel explained in a tearful monologue in May.

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


Despite the surgery being a success, Billy was supposed to have another operation when he was between three and six months old.

Originally Kimmel's baby boy was supposed to go in for surgery in late October. Unfortunately due to a cold, the surgery had to be postponed.

Last week, Billy underwent a second successful heart surgery and was well enough for his dad to bring him on the show during his first night back.

As Kimmel got choked up during the show, the host joked that "daddy cries on TV, but Billy doesn't."

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