His Show Usually Makes Us Laugh, But This Tearful Plea Will Break Your Heart

Jimmy Kimmel is one of our favorite late-night comedians.

He’s always upbeat and hilarious, whether he’s playing pranks on kids or showing us celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. On Monday’s show, however, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” took a turn for the serious when Jimmy returned from a week-long hiatus after the birth of his baby. He revealed that his son, Billy, was born with congenital heart disease and that one of the holes in Billy’s heart had to be fixed immediately with major surgery.

Jimmy’s story is full of both laughter and tears, and he thanks every single person who helped his son. He’s so grateful.

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Jimmy also took the opportunity to talk about how this experience affects everyone by revealing that congenital heart disease is classified as a preexisting condition by insurance companies.

At the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, he said he saw many struggling families and urged his viewers to donate to the hospital so they can continue to receive care. He also pleaded with the audience to call their Congresspeople to keep protections in place for preexisting conditions. Like he said, no matter what political party you’re part of, we can all agree that parents shouldn’t have to struggle to save their kids’ lives.

Jimmy Kimmel used his platform to not only share his story but to try to help others. If you’d like to donate and help kids in need, check out your local Children’s Hospital or donate to CHLA. Be sure to share this story with all the parents in your life and squeeze your kiddos tight!

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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease

Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel. At three days old, Billy had successful open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is now home with his family. Jimmy opens up about his son’s birth and health complications and encourages donations to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where Billy and so many other kids get such wonderful care… chla.org/donate.

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Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC's late-night talk show.

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Some of Kimmel's most popular comedy bits include - Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy's Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men's Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like "I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.

Now in its fifteenth season, Kimmel's guests have included: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease
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