Jimmy Kimmel’s 7-year-old son Billy undergoes third open heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy is recovering from his third open heart surgery.

The late-night talk show host revealed on Memorial Day that the 7-year-old needed a new valve, which his team of surgeons successfully replaced at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

“We went into this experience with a lot of optimism and almost as much fear and came out a happy, healthy baby with a new valve inside,” Kimmel wrote in the caption. instagram photo A picture of his son smiling in his hospital bed.

Jimmy Kimmel reveals his 7-year-old son Billy has undergone his third open-heart surgery. jimmykimmel/Instagram
Billy was born with a diseased heart, luckily it is treatable. Getty Images
“We went into this experience with so much optimism and almost as much fear and came out with a happy, healthy baby with a new valve inside,” she wrote on Instagram. jimmykimmel/Instagram

“Walking through this hospital, meeting parents at their most vulnerable, meeting children in pain and meeting the miraculous people who do everything in their power to save them, is a humbling experience.”

The 56-year-old comedian concluded his emotional tribute by thanking “the sweet strangers” who prayed for him and his wife Molly McNearney’s son and his family and friends “who stood by us to an almost ridiculous extent.”

He concluded, “Thank you to my wife Molly, because she is stronger than any mother, and Billy, you are the strongest (and funniest) 7-year-old we know.”

“Walking through this hospital, meeting parents at their most vulnerable, meeting children in pain and meeting the miraculous people who do everything in their power to save them, is a humbling experience.” jimmykimmel/Instagram
Kimmel shares Billy and daughter Jane with his wife Molly McNearney (pictured here), but he also has two adult children from his first marriage. jimmykimmel/Instagram

Kimmel revealed in May 2017 that Billy being born with a treatable heart defect And he immediately had his first surgery.

“The operation was a success,” Kimmel said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “It was the longest three hours of my life — but it was a success.”

Billy underwent his second open-heart surgery in December 2017, and this third operation is believed to be the final one for the young boy.

Kimmel and McNearney, 46, also share a 9-year-old daughter, Jen. The Oscar host also has a daughter, Katie, 32, and son, Kevin, 30, with his first wife, Gina Maddy.



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