Jimmy Kimmel opened up about his newborn son’s health complications in an emotional monologue Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The infant will have a second open-heart procedure within the next three to six months, he said during the 13-minute monologue.
Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney, discovered the condition when a hospital nurse noticed that the baby “was a bit purple” shortly after he was born on April 21, Kimmel said.
“The room started to fill up. More doctors, nurses, and equipment started coming in and they determined that he wasn’t getting enough oxygen into his blood,” Kimmel said. “It’s a terrifying thing.”
Fighting to hold back tears, Kimmel said a heart phonogram taken just hours after the baby’s birth revealed that William had a heart defect that would require surgery.
He shared the monologue in a tweet on shortly before midnight.
“My wife and I welcome a new baby and it is quite a story,” he said in the post.
WATCH Jimmy Kimmel reveal the details of his son’s birth & heart disease: