Jimmy Kimmel Undergoes First Colonoscopy With His Supportive Friend Katie Couric

Updated On 20 Mar, 2018 Published On

It's clear that Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Tuesday night show will cover very different, and educational, entertainment. Jimmy Kimmel has undergone his first colonoscopy with his Stand Up To Cancer supportive friend Katie Couric.

The Oscar-winning host turned 50 years old last November. That's the age when the American Cancer Society recommends people (both men and women) begin getting tested for colorectal cancer.

The test involves doctors placing a tube 1/2-inch in diameter into the colon to examine it.

In a video clip shared by the official Twitter of the Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Dr. Christina Ha tells the hospital-robed Jimmy Kimmel,

So we're going to take a careful look in your colon today,

This is not the first time but Katie famously had the same procedure on television in 2007 after the death of her husband, Jay Monahan, who died of colon cancer.

Katie asks Christina,

Why do you think more people aren't getting screened?

Jimmy already has an answer for the response for that.

In another video posted on YouTube, Jimmy, who previously revealed on his show that he and his wife Molly McNearney had finally felt relief after their son William “Billy” John, now 11, underwent two successful heart surgeries, expresses fear and loathing about the procedure.

He tells Katie,

This is terrible thing. I should never have swiped left on Tinder.