Neil Patrick Harris Fills In for Jimmy Kimmel & Delivers Opening Monologue

Jimmy Kimmel's wife reflects on watching him discuss their son's surgery on air

Jimmy Kimmel's 7-month-old son has had a successful second round of heart surgery. In his absence, he asked fellow stars to sit behind his desk. He's recovering very well.

After reporting that Kimmel's son Billy's heart operation was a success, NPH said: "I would do anything for Jimmy". "He is eating, he is smiling". "We're sending lots of love to all the Kimmels", he added. Billy is a courageous little boy.

The baby, Billy Kimmel, had been scheduled to have the surgery in October, but it was postponed because of household colds.

Billy first had to have an operation shortly after his birth in April when doctors noticed that he had a heart murmur and appeared purple in color.

Neil delivered the opening monologue for Jimmy during the show.

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Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, opened up about the scary situation in a piece for The Hollywood Reporter, which was published on Wednesday.

Jimmy explained: "Basically, the pulmonary valve was completely blocked and he has a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart". He used his show as a platform for families' access to equal medical care, and has spoken out against congressional attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act. "I sobbed through the entire thing. He didn't have to do that", McNearney recalled.

Little did McNearney or Kimmel realize, the remarks would strike quite a nerve in the public discourse as debate over health care was heating up at the same time. "He did it for the other people whom we met in that hospital".

The network also announced that Jimmy will be taking time off to spend with his family and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' will be hosted by a series of celebrity guests this week.

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