Jimmy Kimmel Opens Up About Newborn Son's Health

 

Jimmy Kimmel got personal on last night’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” when he spoke about his newborn son with his wife, Molly McNearney.

In case you missed it, Kimmel said that Billy started to turn purple about three hours after he was born. A nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center noticed and was able to get emergency care for the baby. They found out that he was born with a heart defect, and rushed him to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for emergency heart surgery. 

The normally hard-crusted Kimmel teared up as he spoke about the situation in a nearly 15-minute long monologue. After thanking a long list of doctors and nurses at both Cedars and Children’s, he made a plea to politicians on both sides of the aisle to make sure Americans have access to health care – especially those with pre-existing conditions. After all, his son will now fall into that category. The way he sees it, “If your baby is going to die, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.” 

  • ONE MORE THING! As a result of his current situation, Jimmy is taking paternity leave for the rest of the week while his friends take over. Here’s how that will look:

Tonight: Host Will Arnett, with guests Maya Rudolph and Ben McKenzie and musical guest IncubusTomorrow: Host Anthony Anderson, with guest George Lopez and musical guest FutureThursday: Host Kristen Bell, with guests Charlie Hunnam and Adam Scott and musical guest Alison KraussFriday: Host David Spade, with guest Guy Ritchie and musical guest alt-J 

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