Jimmy Kimmel admits that he ” didn’t want to be close to son Billy in the middle of the health scare



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Jimmy Kimmel revealed that he and his wife Molly McNearney short los of their son Billy during the early stages of dealing with his health condition.

In an interview on “O, The Oprah Magazine,” Kimmel said he and his wife didn’t want to be too close to” Billy, because the future of the child was unclear.

“There were secrets we kept from each other that we appeared only after the second operation. The biggest was that, I think subconsciously, we didn’t want to be too close to the baby, because we do not know what is going to happen,” Kimmel told the magazine for its April issue, according to People.

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney opened up about their son’s health condition.


He added, “I don’t know whether that’s true or not or is common or uncommon. But when I told her that I feel that way, “she said,” Oh, I’m so glad you said that because I felt that way too, and I didn’t want to express it.'”


Kimmel revealed in May that Billy, who is now 11 months old, was born with a congenital heart defect and required a number of life-saving operations after his birth. The talk show host shared details in a tearful monologue on his show.

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Kimmel, who has a daughter with McNearney, and two other children from a previous relationship, told the magazine that his son is doing “great.”

“He will have another surgery when he is around 6 or 7 years old, but in the meantime, he’s doing great,” Kimmel said.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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