It looks like Jimmy Kimmel’s baby is doing a lot better! The TV host took to social media today to post a health update on his son Billy. As fans may remember, the child underwent emergency open heart surgery just a few hours after birth.
Kimmel shared a cute pic of the boy smiling for the camera, captioning it: ‘Billy is six months old today. He is healthy, happy and we’re very grateful for your prayers, wishes, and support of @ChildrensLA and other hospitals.’
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 21, 2017
The father first shared the news that his newborn was struggling with a sickness during an episode of his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.
At the time, Kimmel broke down in tears while recounting the baby’s health scare.
‘Six days after open heart surgery, we got to bring him home, which was amazing. He is doing great. He is eating, he is sleeping. He peed on his mother today while she was changing his diaper. He’s doing all the things that he is supposed to do,’ Kimmel told the audience, noting that Billy will have to undergo additional surgeries as he grows up.
In fact, just last week, during an interview, the TV personality revealed that his son’s second procedure might be taking place very soon.