Jimmy Kimmel's monologue is usually humorous, but it took a serious turn on Monday night when talking about the birth of his new son.
Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel, ten days ago, but it quickly became evident that something wasn’t right with the little guy.
It turns out that he had a rare heart disease, and at three days old, Billy had successful open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
“The operation was a success,” Kimmel said, describing it as the longest three hours of his life.
Kimmel said his son would likely need two more surgeries over the course of his life for the condition, but that he would be OK. The presenter cried as he read a list of nurses, doctors, and others who had helped save his son.
Thankfully he's now home with his family, but Jimmy took the time to thank the care team and also slam Trump's health care agenda.
He pleaded with politicians on both sides to make sure that all Americans have access to health care, especially those with pre-existing conditions — including his son.
“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it should not matter how much money you make,” Kimmel said, while holding back more tears. “I saw a lot of families there. And no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here.”
We send recovery wishes to little Billy and his family!