Jimmy Kimmel’s seven-month-old son Billy undergoes second heart surgery

Thankfully, the procedure was a success.
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Jimmy Kimmel’s son William ‘Billy’ John is one tough little boy!

The seven-month-old underwent a second successful heart surgery on Monday, according to a statement from ABC.

“ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! welcomes guest hosts this week,” the statement read. “Jimmy’s son, Billy, had a scheduled and successful heart surgery this morning.”

The second procedure was initially scheduled to occur in October when Billy reached six months old, but the operation was postponed as a precaution due to family colds.

In May, Jimmy revealed on his late night talk show that his son was born with a serious but treatable heart condition.

Choking back tears, the 50-year-old told the very real and “scary” story of how his little son needed to undergo emergency open-heart surgery just days after his birth.

“A little over a week ago, on Friday, April 21st, my wife, Molly, gave birth to a baby boy. His name is William John Kimmel,” he said, struggling not to cry.

“We call him Billy. He was an easy delivery – only six pushes out. He appeared to be a normal, healthy baby until about three hours after he was born.”

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Jimmy then went on to describe the fear he felt as his son underwent life-saving surgery.

“On Monday morning, Dr. Vaughn Starnes opened his chest and fixed one of the two defects in his heart,” Jimmy explained, in tears.

“He went in there with a scalpel and did some kind of magic that I couldn’t even begin to explain.”

“He opened the valve, and the operation was a success. It was the longest three hours of my life.”

Thankfully, it appears things are finally starting to look up for the young family.

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