Three day old son gets open heart surgery

The son of Jimmy Kimmel - born on April 21 - has a congenital heart defect. William 'Billy' Kimmel was only three days old when he had to undergo an open heart surgery.

Home again

The boy is now recovering well. Billy is home with his parents and older sister Jane.


Jimmy was replaced as a presenter for the rest of the week, so he could be at home with his family. He called for the broadcast viewers to donate to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, where his son was operated on.


It's very hard when your young child has to go undergo any surgical procedure, never mind something of such magnitude. It hits home very hard, but medical science is a marvel and so many young children survive now who wouldn't.

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