Jimmy Kimmel’s son is doing “very well” after undergoing heart surgery.
The 54-year-old talk show host is the father of Katie, 31, Kevin, 29, Jane, eight, and five-year-old William, from various relationships and joked that his youngest son is a “little wacko” But he is doing well as he prepares to undergo a third round of open heart surgery.
He said: ‘Billy is fine. He’s perfectly normal. I shouldn’t say he’s normal, he’s not a normal kid, he’s a weird kid, but his heart is fine. Right? Now. He’s doing great. He still has another surgery to do.”
The ‘Jimmy Kimmel, live!’ The star went on to explain that people sometimes “hesitate” when it comes to asking about their son’s health, insisting that William is “perfectly fine” while praising the hospital staff.
He told ETOnline: “Children’s Hospital here in Los Angeles is a great place for parents to bring their children when needed, but it’s also a great place because they train doctors and nurses not only from all over the country, they go in everybody. It’s a place that they come to, they learn how to do this, and it helps everyone across the country, not just people in Los Angeles. I think they’re very hesitant to ask me about it, and they’re like, ‘Is this okay? ?’ And honestly, physically he’s no different than other kids. He can play sports, he doesn’t want to, but he can. He’s always dancing and jumping, and we fight all the time.
“There are some bad things about being famous, and there are some good things about being famous, and one of the best things about it is that you shine a light on these people who really are the stars. They become the most important people in the world, and to me, these people are.