Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down as He Reveals His Newborn Son's Heart Condition

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down as He Reveals His Newborn Son’s Heart Condition

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Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel has me crying after revealing the terrifying details of his son’s birth. On April 21, William “Billy” Kimmel was born in Los Angeles and three hours later, a nurse discovered the baby was purple and had a heart murmur.


Jimmy explained the entire ordeal that he and his wife Molly went through as they discovered that their newborn son had “tetralogy of fallot and pulmonary atresia,” which means that there was a hole in his heart wall and the pulmonary valve was blocked.

At three days old, Billy had a successful heart surgery at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He’s now home with his family, including his older sister Jane who isn’t entirely thrilled about having a younger sibling.

Despite the tears, Jimmy was still able to make us laugh during his monologue with lines like, “We had atheists praying for us.”

And of course, “Even that son of a bitch Matt Damon sent flowers.”

Coincidentally, booked on the show was Dr. Oz, who further explained Billy’s condition:

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