Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Revealing Son's Heart Surgery
Ringo | On 03, May 2017
On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel returned on his show, after a week of absence and people just found out why.
Molly McNearney, the wife of Jimmy, gave birth to Baby Billy last week. Everything went well until the sharp nurse spotted the discoloration of the baby, which is not normal.
After the X-ray, it was found out that Billy has a heart disease called tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary atresia. Jimmy and Molly decided to bring him to a world-renowned cardiac surgeon.
The operation was a success! In three to six months time, Billy will again have another surgery, which will aim to close the holes and in his teens “to replace the valve he has now.”
Jimmy also showed some before and after surgery pictures of Billy.
Jimmy eventually turned towards politics, stating his idea about the hard access to medical care for some Americans. He noted that if someone, who has the condition same as Billy, “there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition.”
Jimmy and Molly then took on their Twitter account to thank everyone.
on behalf of my family, thank you for the lovely and loving tweets about our son Billy and for your donations to https://t.co/HOIUvNt8WE XO
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 2, 2017
We had a baby. Here is the story told so eloquently by my sweet husband. Thank you for all the love, support and prayers. xo https://t.co/qO9iLfJi8X
— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) May 2, 2017