Jimmy Kimmel Fights Back Tears as He Returns to Late Night with Baby Billy After Heart Surgery

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Jimmy Kimmel stepped away from Jimmy Kimmel Live last week to be there for his son Billy as he underwent his second heart surgery. But the host returned on Monday night with his 7-month-old baby in his arms, and struggled to fight back tears as they took the stage together.

"I was out last week because this guy had heart surgery. But look he’s fine everybody, he may have pooped but he’s fine," he says in the clip above. "Daddy cries on TV but Billy doesn’t…it’s unbelievable."

Back in May, Jimmy revealed that his son had to have open heart surgery at just 3-days-old due to a congenital heart condition. Last night, he explained that Billy just has one more surgery left: "Billy is doing great, by the way. He has one more surgery. This is amazing, he had an operation a week ago. They say he’ll probably on track to win at least a bronze medal at the Olympics in 2036."

The host ended his monologue with a shoutout to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, reminding viewers that, "Overwhelmingly, Democrats and Republicans supported it. Until now. Now, CHIP has become a bargaining chip. It’s on the back-burner while they work out their new tax plans. Which means parents of children with cancer, and diabetes, and heart problems are about to get letters saying their coverage cut be cut off next month. Merry Christmas, right?"

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Jimmy Kimmel Teared Up Last Night While Revealing His Newborn Son's Health Problems

Mehera Bonner
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