Jimmy Kimmel‘s 7-month-old-son, Billy, had a second heart surgery on Monday, December 4, multiple sources have confirmed.
ABC announced the baby’s procedure in a statement, saying:
Jimmy’s son Billy had a scheduled and successful heart surgery this morning.
The network further added that while Jimmy is with his family, his late-night talk show is going to be helmed this week by celebrity guest hosts Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Pratt, Melissa Mccarthy, Neil Patrick Harris.
Television Host Jimmy Kimmel’s Son Billy Has a Second ‘Successful’ Heart Surgery
As previously reported, Billy underwent open-heart surgery shortly after Jimmy's wife, Molly McNeary, gave birth to their second child in April. The 50-year-old host opened up about his son’s life-saving procedure in an emotional opening monologue on his show.
Explaining that a doctor had opened the tiny baby’s chest to fix two defects in his heart, Jimmy said, “It was the longest three hours of my life.”
After the second scheduled heart surgery of Billy was postponed in November as the family all had colds, Jimmy offered an update on his son, who had just turned six-month-old.