Jimmy Kimmel reveals his newborn son's diagnosis

 

Jimmy Kimmel got personal on last night’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” when he spoke about his newborn son with his wife, Molly McNearney.

Kimmel said that Billy started to turn purple about three hours after he was born. A nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center noticed and was able to get emergency care for the baby. They found out that he was born with a heart defect, and rushed him to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for emergency heart surgery.

After thanking a long list of doctors and nurses at both Cedars and Children’s, Kimmel made a plea to politicians on both sides of the aisle to make sure Americans have access to health care – especially those with pre-existing conditions. After all, his son will now fall into that category. The way he sees it, “If your baby is going to die, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.”

Jimmy is taking paternity leave for the rest of the week while his friends take over. Here’s how that will look:

Tonight: Host Will Arnett, with guests Maya Rudolph and Ben McKenzie and musical guest Incubus

Tomorrow: Host Anthony Anderson, with guest George Lopez and musical guest Future

Thursday: Host Kristen Bell, with guests Charlie Hunnam and Adam Scott and musical guest Alison Krauss

Friday: Host David Spade, with guest Guy Ritchie and musical guest alt-J

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