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Jimmy Kimmel's Son Has 2nd Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel's Son Has 2nd Heart Surgery
Jimmy Kimmel (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) and son Billy (screengrab via YouTube/@JimmyKimmelLive)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:45 AM

Jimmy Kimmel’s son underwent heart surgery on Monday morning, a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" spokesperson confirmed to ABC News, the second operation that 7-month-old Billy Kimmel has had to face after being born with a congenital heart disease.

Kimmel has taken the week off to be with his son while, back at the ABC studios, guests such as Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy have been holding down the fort and taking turns hosting the show, per ABC.

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Billy Kimmel underwent emergency open-heart surgery when he was just three-days-old, The Huffington Post reported, and Jimmy Kimmel later revealed that his son would have to have surgery two more times in months to come.

The second surgery was scheduled for October but was postponed after Billy Kimmel caught a cold.

The experience has prompted Jimmy Kimmel to speak out on the national healthcare debate, using his show to campaign for the rights of families to have access to equal medical care.

“We were brought up to believe we live in the greatest country in world,” he said, per Deadline.

“But until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. You know, before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease, like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition … and if your parents didn’t have insurance, you night not live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition.”

Jimmy Kimmel said money was irrelevant when facing the possibility of your baby dying.

“Whether you’re Republican or a Democrat … we all agree on that, right?” he said, according to Deadline.

“Whatever your party … we need to make sure people who are supposed to represent us, people who are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly.”

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Jimmy Kimmel’s son underwent heart surgery on Monday morning, a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" spokesperson confirmed to ABC News, the second operation that 7-month-old Billy Kimmel has had to face after being born with a congenital heart disease.
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