Kim­mel’s baby do­ing great af­ter op

New Straits Times - - World -

LOS AN­GE­LES: Jimmy Kim­mel says his new­born son is home and do­ing great af­ter open-heart surgery.

A tear­ful Kim­mel turned his show’s mono­logue on Mon­day into an emo­tional re­count­ing of the cri­sis with what Kim­mel called a “happy end­ing”.

Wil­liam John Kim­mel, nick­named Billy, was born 10 days ago with a heart de­fect.

It was dis­cov­ered just hours af­ter Molly Kim­mel gave birth to the cou­ple’s sec­ond child.

Kim­mel said a sono­gram re­vealed his son had a hole in the wall sep­a­rat­ing the two sides of his heart. He said the baby suc­cess­fully un­der­went the first of two surg­eries and is home and do­ing “great”.

The host then of­fered an im­pas­sioned speech on how ev­ery Amer­i­can fam­ily should be able to re­ceive life-sav­ing health­care. AP

Jimmy Kim­mel

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