Late-night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel has a fighter in his 3-month-old son.
The 49-year-old comedian gave fans and followers an update on his son, Billy, Friday afternoon and revealed that the 3-month-old is doing well after undergoing open-heart surgery as a newborn.
Kimmel took to social media to share an image of his son with the caption, “Billy is three months old today and doing great. Thanks for all your love [and] support and please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care Billy got.”
In May, Kimmel delivered a heartfelt and emotional monologue on his late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he revealed to audiences that his newborn son was suffering from congenital heart disease.
The father of two and husband to TV writer, Molly McNearney, tearfully said, “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life.”
Kimmel received an overwhelming outpouring of support from friends, celebrities and fans, as well as members of congress who sided with his plea.
McNearney also took to Twitter, sharing a photograph of their son with the caption, “Billy’s looking out for a lot of his buddies at Children’s Hospital. Remind your Congresspeople to protect them.”
Billy's looking out for a lot of his buddies at Children's Hospital. Remind your Congresspeople to protect them. pic.twitter.com/UbFp2UgqGH— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) July 21, 2017
Since his emotional appeal on national television, Kimmel and his wife have been outspoken against the Trump administration and its Republican attempts to revoke and replace the Affordable Care Act, with their latest social media posts calling Americans to take action and vote for the type of health care and support his son received.
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