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Jimmy Kimmel's son needs two more heart surgeries

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney's baby boy William "Billy" John had an open heart surgery three days after his birth in April and according to the late-night host his son will need two more of the procedures.

In a recent interview to The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel, however, said the little one is "doing great."


"Young Billy made his first visit to our office today. He's juggling. He's translating Flaubert from French into English. No - he smiles. That's pretty much it. He is very interested in ceiling fans. He likes those a lot. I could get him to pay the same amount for Netflix just to watch ceiling fans," Kimmel joked

In all seriousness, "We would like to get (the surgeries) over with and not have to think about it all the time, but it could definitely be worse," the 49-year-old said.

Kimmel said he and McNearney "didn't know anything about heart surgery" before their son's birth and subsequent operation, and that the associated memories from the beginning of Billy's life were stressful and difficult, to say the least.

"I felt like I was in an episode of a television show where something terrible was happening. There were a lot of people scrambling around. At that point, I knew there was nothing I could do. They were all very good about keeping me abreast of what was happening, but I wanted them to just focus on him and not worry about me," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 14:42 IST
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