Jimmy Kimmel’s baby boy William John “Billy” is a fighter!
Posted: 6:29 am Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
ABC announced on Monday in a statement that the 7-month-old “had a scheduled and successful heart surgery this morning.” The network also revealed that Kimmel is “with his family” and will have celebrity guests filling in as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the week.
In Kimmel’s place, Chris Pratt will kicked things off Monday (12/4), and he’ll be followed by Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy. And guests include Margot Robbie, Chris Stapleton, Mary J. Blige, Amanda de Cadenet, Miguel, Vanessa Kirby, Jules Sylvester, Octavia Spencer, Dave Franco and Hanson.
“Basically, the pulmonary valve was completely blocked and he has a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart,” Kimmel explained. And despite the successful open heart surgery, Billy will have another operation between 3 and 6-months-old.
Jimmy Kimmel with son Billy in May
Kimmel and McNearney also share a 3-year-old daughter, Jane. Jimmy has two older children – Kevin and Katie – from a previous relationship.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights (11:35 p.m. ET).