Jimmy Kimmel’s seven-month-old son, Billy, underwent a second heart surgery on Monday, December 4th. ABC – the network which employs Jimmy – stated that Kimmel’s “son Billy had a successful heart surgery this morning.”
The network explained while Jimmy spends time with his family and friends, the late-night talk show will be fronted by the Hollywood entertainers, Chris Pratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Melissa McCarthy.
As you may know, Jimmy’s baby went through an open-heart surgery not long after his wife, Molly McNeary, gave birth to the young boy in April of this year.
During a heart-wrenching monologue, Jimmy revealed that the procedure saved his life. The 50-year-old television host said the time under the knife was the “longest three hours” of his entire life.
As a result, many people criticized the host for politicizing the trials of his infant son to pander to those who are in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
Many of his critics claimed that the talk show host was merely appealing to the emotions of its viewers, rather than discussing the implications of the Affordable Care Act, which has been criticized by many since its inception.
The host spoke about the criticism on the show at a later date and doubled down on his older comments. Jimmy explained his declarations by listing all of the people needed to take care of his baby including a cardiologist, the surgeons, pediatricians, and ambulance drivers.
After Billy’s son’s heart surgery was postponed in November, the host wrote on Instagram that his son was doing fine at the time. Kimmel stated on his social media platform that Billy is “healthy and happy.”