Kimmel said that his son, Billy started to turn purple about three hours after he was born. A nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center noticed and was able to get emergency care for the baby. They found out that he was born with a heart defect, and rushed him to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for emergency heart surgery.
The normally hard-crusted Kimmel teared up as he spoke about the situation in a nearly 15-minute long monologue. After thanking a long list of doctors and nurses at both Cedars and Children’s, he made a plea to politicians on both sides of the aisle to make sure Americans have access to health care – especially those with pre-existing conditions. After all, his son will now fall into that category. The way he sees it, “If your baby is going to die, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.” Check out the clip below.
Jimmy is taking paternity leave for the rest of the week while his friends take over. Here’s this week's lineup:
Tonight: Host Will Arnett, with guests Maya Rudolph and Ben McKenzie and musical guest Incubus
Tomorrow: Host Anthony Anderson, with guest George Lopez and musical guest Future
Thursday: Host Kristen Bell, with guests Charlie Hunnam and Adam Scott and musical guest Alison Krauss
Friday: Host David Spade, with guest Guy Ritchie and musical guest alt-J