Jimmy Kimmel’s Monologue About His Baby’s Heart Surgery Is Also A Plea For Affordable Health Care

starfisherPublished: May 2, 2017Updated: May 3, 2017286 views
Published: May 2, 2017Updated: May 3, 2017

Before Jimmy Kimmel even began his Monday-night monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the usually jovial host was on the verge of tears, and warned his audience about the sad story he was going to tell.

“Before I go into it, I want you to know it has a happy ending,” he said. But his story also contained a serious message to American legislators who are debating health care right now.

Kimmel told a heart-wrenching story about his newborn son, who was born a little over a week ago with a congenital heart disease that could have killed him. Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney (who’s the co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live) gave birth to William “Billy” John Kimmel on April 21. Everything seemed fine at first, but a nurse heard a murmur in his heart and noticed that he didn’t look right.

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