Chris Pratt, Melissa McCarthy to guest-host Jimmy Kimmel Live

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has become an advocate for expanded health care in the wake of his son’s illness

ABC announced on Monday that Jimmy Kimmel's seven-month-old son Billy "had a scheduled and successful heart surgery this morning".

Billy was born last April with heart defects that required surgery immediately after his birth to fix a blocked pulmonary valve, allowing blood to reach his lungs to be reoxygenated.

The defects meant that Billy wasn't getting enough oxygen in his lungs when he was born because he had a blocked pulmonary valve and a hole in his heart. Monday's procedure was originally set for late October, but it was delayed "due to the common cold", according to People.

He explained a nurse was checking him over and noticed a murmur in his heart and he looked a little purple.

Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney, are also parents of daughter Jane, 3.

Chris Pratt will be the first of several guest hosts filling in for Kimmel. Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy will follow.

Pratt hosts tonight's show, with guest Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and a performance by country star Chris Stapleton.



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