Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down in Tears Over Son's Birth and Successful Open-Heart Surgery in Emotional Monologue
By Jennifer Drysdale
Jimmy Kimmel gave an emotional monologue on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The 49-year-old got personal while opening the show, revealing that his wife, Molly McNearney, had given birth to their son, William "Billy" Kimmel -- and then the comedian broke down in tears as he revealed the newborn's heart disease and subsequent successful surgery.
A few hours Kimmel's son was born on April 21, a nurse noticed he was "purple" and doctors diagnosed him with a heart defect. At three days old, Billy had open heart surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
"Six days after open heart surgery, we got to bring him home, which was amazing," said Kimmel, revealing that Billy will have to have two more procedures on his heart later in life. "He's doing great. He's eating, he's sleeping. He peed on his mother today while she was changing his diaper. He's doing all the things that he's supposed to do."
The father of four, who also shares 2-year-old daughter, Jane, with McNearney, began to cheer up as he shared photos of his newborn.