Jimmy Kimmel’s wife, Molly McNearney (native St. Louisan…and yes, St. Joe, to answer your high school question), posted a picture Tuesday of Jimmy and baby William (Billy). On Monday night’s show, Jimmy revealed that shortly after being born Billy had to undergo open heart surgery.
I am thankful to love and be loved by these two brave guys. Both criers. pic.twitter.com/NL0C3K3Q4E
— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) May 2, 2017
Jimmy shared his own pic yesterday of Molly, daughter Jane, and little brother Billy:
sincere thanks for the outpouring of love & support – Dr. Jane is keeping a close ear on Billy, who is very well – XO pic.twitter.com/QgSUminhmg
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 2, 2017
On Monday night’s show, Jimmy told the story of Billy’s birth and subsequent discovery that he had a hole in his heart:
He joked during his monologue that, “Even that (bleeping) Matt Damon sent flowers.” Later in the show he welcomed guests Dr. Oz (who described the heart problem and surgery Billy had), and Olympic snowboarder Shawn White, who was born with a similar heart condition. Kimmel urged people to donate to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where Billy was treated. You can donate HERE.