Jimmy Kimmel's Emotional Monologue About His Newborn Son

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Jimmy Kimmel shared the news on Monday of his new son, who was born with severe heart defects requiring emergency surgery. During the opening monologue, the late-night host talked tearfully about his son's health crisis.


Several hours after his wife, Molly, gave birth to William John, a "very attentive" nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alerted the couple and doctors to the baby's purple-ish color and an apparent heart murmur. 

A sonogram showed his son was born with holes in the wall separating the right and left sides of the heart and a blocked pulmonary valve. The baby was then taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles to undergo open-heart surgery.

Billy will face more surgeries as he gets older, but he came home six days after the surgery and is "doing great," Kimmel said.

Watch the emotional monologue below:


Kimmel will be skipping the rest of this week's shows to be with his family while guest hosts take his place. 



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