Jimmy Kimmel Shares Photo of Son Billy during 6 Months: ‘He’s Healthy, Happy and We’re Very Grateful’

Jimmy Kimmel is one unapproachable dad.

The 49-year-old speak uncover host, who has been open about his son’s conflict with congenital heart disease, posted a honeyed print of  baby William “Billy” John on Saturday in jubilee of his 6-month birthday.

“Billy is 6 months aged today,” a Jimmy Kimmel Live horde wrote in a heading of a design on Twitter and Instagram. “He is healthy and happy and we are all unequivocally beholden for your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and support of @ChildrensLA and children’s hospitals in your area.”

Kimmel’s son looked happy as can be in a shot, display a camera his tooth-less grin as he laid behind in a stroller. Wearing a colorful plaid shirt and blue corduroy pants, a little kid was ornate by dual equipment that will be informed to relatives of infants: a white spit-up towel (this one festooned with a difference “Billy” on it) and a über-popular Vulli Sophie la Girafe rubber teether.

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Jimmy and Billy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel/Instagram

Kimmel spent a past week in Brooklyn, New York, where they ate their approach by some of a borough’s best restaurants (and did 5 days value of live shows for his strike ABC late night show).

On Thursday, he spoke to Today‘s Matt Lauer about a health caring discuss that he’s found himself in after going open with Billy’s story in an weeping late-night digression in May.

“I only know he’s not unequivocally going to care, and also meaningful he’s my son, he’s substantially going to make fun of me for it,” Kimmel pronounced of a moment. “I will say, that will make me feel improved than anything.”

He combined that he hoped his son would not know how he felt during that moment.

“My problems and my worries shouldn’t be his problems or his worries,” he said. “I consider he’s going to have adequate to worry about flourishing adult with this controversial heart in his body, and we only wish him to worry about attack a home run in Little League.”

Billy and Jimmy Kimmel
Courtesy Kimmel Family

The comedian also explained that nonetheless he had a feeling that his cloying discuss would make a rounds on a internet, he had no thought that it would beget headlines about health caring opposite a country.

“I had no thought it would turn a matter of inhabitant debate,” he said, admissing he doesn’t know a lot of a recoil he’s perceived for articulate about health caring and attacks that have come on his children and wife, Molly McNearney.

“It’s tough to understanding with, especially tough for my wife,” he said. “You have to put it out of your head, and we have to know that many people would not do that if they were carrying a one-on-one review with you, and that infrequently people are only perplexing to get a greeting out of you.”

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Three days after Billy’s Apr birth, Kimmel and his mother schooled their son indispensable to have open heart surgery.

In August, Kimmel reliable to the The Hollywood Reporter his son will need dual some-more procedures, though is still “doing great.”

“We would like to get [the surgeries] over with and not have to consider about it all a time, though it could really be worse,” Kimmel said.