Jimmy Kimmel says his 7-year-old son Billy is 'doing great' after undergoing third open-heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel says his 7-year-old son Billy is 'doing great' after undergoing third open-heart surgery
Jimmy Kimmel shared an update about his son William 'Billy' John's health post-surgery (@jimmykimmel/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jimmy Kimmel made headlines after his 7-year-old son William 'Billy' John underwent his third open-heart surgery. The late-night host has now shared an update about his son's health.

Kimmel's son Billy who he shares with his wife Molly McNearney was born in 2017 with congenital heart disease. On May 27, Kimmel shared a photo on Instagram showing Billy smiling in a hospital bed, revealing that he had undergone the surgery.

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Jimmy Kimmel shares update about son Billy's health after surgery

The 56-year-old host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! provided an update on Billy's health post-surgery in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight "Billy's doing great. He had open-heart surgery; you know he's got the scars and everything, but he's just mentally right back where he was which is crazy."

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 27th Annual Critics Choic
Jimmy Kimmel said his son Billy is 'doing really well' after undergoing heart surgery (Getty Images)

Kimmel acknowledged they need to be cautious for a few months in caring for Billy, "physically, you know, we're gonna have to be careful with him for a couple of months, but he's doing really well."

Reflecting on children's resilience, Kimmel said, "They're made of rubber, you know, everybody says that kids are so resilient and the doctors actually explained it to me which I don't know why it never occurred to me before because they're still growing."

Jimmy Kimmel's fans extended wishes for son Billy's 'long life'

Jimmy Kimmel's son Billy has a congenital heart defect (Getty Images and Instagram/ @jimmykimmel)
Jimmy Kimmel's fans extended wishes for his son Billy's 'long life' (Getty Images, Instagram/ @jimmykimmel)

After Kimmel updated on his son Billy's health post-third heart surgery, many internet users shared their comments.

One user said, "Well wishes and positive energy for a good recovery and extremely long life for Billy!" The second user added, "So glad that Billy is doing well! He has been through a lot in his short years of life! Continued recovery for him."  

One user extended wishes for doctors who treated Billy, "He’s a strong young boy! Your prayers have been answered for Jimmy & your family! To a healthy strong 7 year old! So happy to see his big smile. Thankful to all the Medical staff for all the love & knowledge the put into these children who need them!"

The other user shared the GIF with the quote saying, "Nothing is impossible when God is your side." The last user commented, "Such wonderful news! God Bless you, Billy Kimmel"

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