Jimmy Kimmel shares a health update on his son 5 years after heart surgery


Jimmy Kimmel continues to honor the team that saved his son’s life.

Five years on BillyTwo lifesaving heart operations were performed. The late night host shared an update about how he and his wife fared. Molly McNearny’s son is doing today. 

“He’s doing great. He’s a very funny kid,”Kimmel spoke to E! News at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on October 8th in honor of Panda Express KristinAnd Jeff Worthe 2022 Gala. “He loves Spiderman, jumping on my head and doing all the things we tell him not to do.”

Billy, who was diagnosed with the rare congenital heart defect tetralogy of Fallot after his birth, is thriving now thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for him as a baby. “They fixed his heart,”The 54-year old said. “The heart is a super important part of the body…They fixed them up real good, so we’re very grateful.”

Billy isn’t quite in control yet. “He still needs one open-heart surgery, but he’s doing great,”Jimmy shared his story with E! “I tried to explain the heart surgery to him because he has a bit of scar down the center of his chest, and he has almost no interest.”


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