Late night host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday took to Instagram to wish his son Billy a happy birthday and thanked Los Angeles hospitals that “saved his life.”
The 13-minute monologue was Kimmel’s most memorable and showed an emotional side that few have seen. Kimmel spoke about a quick-thinking nurse that noticed that his son appeared purple and detected a heart murmur.
Billy was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital and underwent open-heart surgery. He will also undergo another procedure in his teens to replace the valve, according to the 2017 monologue.
Kimmel used his son’s top-notch treatment to make the case for access to health care for all children.