Jimmy Kimmel's Opening Monologue About His Newborn Son's Heart Problems Was Suuuper Emotional

BF - Jimmy Kimmel opened his late-night show on Monday with an emotional speech revealing that his son — born just 10 days ago — had a heart defect. He then slammed Donald Trump for attempting to cut funding to the National Institutes of Health.

During the nearly 15-minute monologue, Kimmel couldn’t contain his tears at moments as he described the heartrending discovery just three hours after his son Billy was born that the child would need open-heart surgery.

A nurse at Cedars Sinai Medical Center noticed that Billy was turning purple. After tests showed that he was born with a heart disease, he was rushed to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“The operation was a success,” Kimmel said, describing it as the longest three hours of his life.

Kimmel said his son would likely need two more surgeries over the course of his life for the condition, but that he would be OK. The presenter cried as he read a list of nurses, doctors, and others who had helped save his son.

Onions getting peeled while your allergies flare up in your dusty room at 9:30 AM, what a start to the day.  Always been a big Kimmel fan and that’s even more of the case after this 15 minute opening monologue about his newborn baby.  Sharing such a gut wrenching personal story with millions of people while throwing in some humor when it gets too heavy in classic Kimmel fashion.

The political part aside this is just a super human, heartfelt story of a father and his son.  Open heart surgery 3 days after birth is something no parent should ever have to go through.

Shout out Billy Kimmel and best of health.

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