Jimmy Kimmel’s Son Is “Healthy and Happy” 6 Months After Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel’s Son Is “Healthy and Happy” 6 Months After Heart Surgery

Camryn Rabideau

Oct 22, 2017 @ 11:45 am

This makes us so happy. Yesterday, Jimmy Kimmel gave his Instagram followers an update on his 6-month-old son Billy’s health, and yes, it’s good news!

Back in May, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host revealed to his audience that his newborn son was having open heart surgery at just a few days after being born. Little Billy was born with a congenital heart disease and had a hole in the side of this vital organ. In addition to his first surgery, the newborn was going to need another procedure in a few months. As you’d expect, it was an extremely emotional time for the 49-year-old TV host and his family, but his son is now doing much better.

Billy turned 6 months old on Saturday, and Kimmel posted the sweetest pic of his son to celebrate the milestone. Under the image of Billy hanging out with his toy giraffe, Kimmel wrote, “Young Billy is six months old today. He is healthy and happy and we are all very grateful for your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and support of @ChildrensLA and children’s hospitals in your area.”

We’re so happy to hear that Billy is thriving! He looks like one extremely happy little boy.

Jimmy TRANSCRIPT:

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Good, my wife was in bed relaxing. And when a very attentive nurse at Cedar Sinai Hospital, her name is Nanoosh, was checking him out and heard a murmur in his heart, which is common with newborn babies. But she also noticed he was a bit purple, which is not common. And they determined he wasn’t getting enough oxygen into his blood, which as far as I understand. Or understood at the time was most likely one of two things either his heart or his lungs. [MUSIC] And basically the pulmonary valve was completely blocked and he has a hole in the wall between the left And right sides of his heart. [MUSIC]

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