Jimmy Kimmel opened his show last night with some emotional news – His son was born one week prior, and with a heart condition.
With shaking voice and eyes full of tears, Kimmel accepted the crowd’s cheers while he announced the birth of his son, Billy. The stage became quiet as Kimmel went on to explain that, about three hours after the birth, they realized things weren’t quite right with Billy.
Noticing a heart murmur and a purplish tint to baby Billy’s complexion, a nurse notified Kimmel and his wife that there might be a problem… Things escalated from there.
We can’t begin to imagine the anxiety of experiencing a potentially life threatening health issue with a newborn, or any child for that matter. It’s really difficult to hear Kimmel recount the story without feeling your own heart clench with fear and worry.
Kimmel’s story has a positive, open, but optimistic ending. Billy seems like he is on the road to recovery.
“I hate to say it, even that son of a b*tch Matt Damon sent flowers,” Kimmel said through his tears.
Welcome to the world, Billy! Congratulations to the Kimmel family.