A 7-year-old innocent child underwent open heart surgery 3 times, still has a smile on his face! The actor's son is brave

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Famous Hollywood actor Jimmy Kimmel, who has appeared in films like 'The Boss Baby', 'Dads', 'Ted 2', has revealed the pain his 7-year-old son has been going through for a long time. He has told that the third open heart surgery of his beloved and this little child has been successful. He has told that the child is healthy now.

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During the show on 'Memorial Day', she revealed that her child needed a new valve and the medical team at Children's Hospital Los Angeles performed a successful surgery to replace it.

The actor felt scared when he took his son with him

In a post on Instagram, Kimmel expressed his relief and gratitude to the team. In the photo, his son is seen smiling in a hospital bed. He wrote, 'We went in there so hopeful and so scared and came out a happy, healthy baby with a new valve.'

'He did his best to save those children'

He further wrote, 'It is a pleasant experience to come to this hospital, meet the parents who are suffering because of their children, meet the children who are in pain and meet the miraculous people who are trying their best to save them.'

Praised the courage of wife

Kimmel thanked all the people who, despite being strangers, took the time to pray for his child and send him positive energy. The 56-year-old actor also praised his wife Molly McNearney for her courage and said, 'Thank you to my wife Molly, because she is stronger than any mother and Billy, you are the strongest (and funniest) 7-year-old we know.' He ended his late-night post by writing, 'Nothing matters more than taking care of each other. With love and gratitude, Jimmy.'

There was a problem from birth

In May 2017, Kimmel revealed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' that Billy was born with a treatable heart condition and had to undergo surgery soon after birth. “The operation was a success. It was the longest three hours of my life — but it was a success,” Kimmel recalled.

32-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter from first marriage

The second surgery was done in December 2017 and now this is the third surgery and it is expected that this will be the last surgery for Billy. Let us tell you that Kimmel also has a 9-year-old daughter. Apart from this, he has two elder children from his previous marriage with Gina Maddie, one of whom is daughter Katie (32 years) and son Kevin (30 years).

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