Jimmy Kimmel's update on his newborn son's health

Jimmy Kimmel's update on his newborn son's health

Despite the progress, Kimmel revealed that Billy will still have to undergo two more open heart surgeries.

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The tough little tot underwent open-heart surgery to fix a rare congenital defect just days after his birth. A hard test for the presenter, who had not been able to hold back his tears, mentioning the health of her little boy in her program.

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host caught the attention of the entire country in May when he opened up in an emotional segment about his son's struggle, and made an impassioned plea on behalf of the Affordable Care Act just days before the House voted to repeal and replace major portions of Obamacare. "He's juggling. He's translating Flaubert from French into English", jokes the star. This is a wonderful child.

He continued: 'He is very interested in ceiling fans. "They were all very good about keeping me abreast of what was happening, but I wanted them to just focus on him and not worry about me".

No, definitely not. We didn't know anything about heart surgery. He does not like to have to think about it all the time.

It's been nearly four months since late-night host Jimmy Kimmel told the world about the birth of his son Billy and his life-threatening heart defect that required surgery within three days.

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The presenter has also remembered the anguish he had felt in learning that his son was going to have to be operated in an emergency.

"I thought I was accompanying my son to a routine check-up [but it] became a very serious situation very quickly", he recalls.

Jimmy bravely announced his son's condition during an episode of his talk show in May, in which he said the tot was beginning to show important signs of improvement.

He said after his son was born, Billy was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where Kimmel learned that his newborn son had a heart condition known as tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. There were a lot of people scrambling around.

"Billy is three months old today and doing great. I couldn't ask for a better partner and I'm so happy we had this baby together", he stated.

"My goal always is to not make this a red or blue issue, because I don't think it is", Kimmel said. At that point, I knew there was nothing I could do.

"I would love to talk to him about this", Kimmel said. I would like to see, as a father and a person who prides himself on speaking the truth, what he thinks.

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