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Jimmy Kimmel Gives Update on Son, Says He Needs Two More Open Heart Surgeries

Jimmy Kimmel Gives Update on Son, Says He Needs Two More Open Heart Surgeries

Jimmy Kimmel is giving fans an update on his three-month-old son Billy, who underwent open heart surgery just days after his birth.

The 49-year-old late-night host and his wife Molly McNearney, 39, shared an update last month as well, revealing that Billy was doing much better.

“Young Billy made his first visit to our office today. He’s juggling. He’s translating Flaubert from French into English,” Jimmy joked during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “No – he smiles. That’s pretty much it. He is very interested in ceiling fans. He likes those a lot. I could get him to pay the same amount for Netflix just to watch ceiling fans.”

“And his health?” Jimmy added. “He has to have two more open heart surgeries. We would like to get them over with and not have to think about it all the time, but it could definitely be worse.”

We’re glad to hear Billy is still doing great!

Click inside to hear what else Jimmy had to say…

“I thought I was accompanying my son to a routine check-up [but it] became a very serious situation very quickly,” Jimmy shared about the first surgery. “I didn’t have my cellphone to tell my wife what was going on. She started to worry about an hour after I left and the doctor had to go in and tell her what was going on.”

“I felt like I was in an episode of a television show where something terrible was happening,” he continued. “There were a lot of people scrambling around. At that point, I knew there was nothing I could do. 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. The surgery itself took less time than we were told it would – about two hours. We were surprised when the doctor walked in and told us it went well.”

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