Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney were all smiles with their two kids — daughter Jane, 3, and son Billy, 4 months –at the 8th Annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade at UCLA Royce Quad on Saturday (September 9) in Los Angeles, Calif.
“Billy and I drooling over what @adamperrylang made @alexslemonade@lalovesalexs,” Kimmel Instagrammed an image from the event.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live host also shared an update of his son’s health.
“Billy is doing well. He’s right there!” the proud papa, 49, told Us of his son.
He added: “He’s got to have another operation soon, but he’s doing well. He seems to be strong. He pulls hair, that’s for sure!”
He went on to talk about the afternoon event, which raises funds for research into new treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
“Alex’s Lemonade is a great charity. There’s a great story behind it,” he said. “It really was started by a little girl, not by a group of adults. Sadly she passed away, so her parents carried on this tradition. And now, really, the greatest chefs in the United States gather to do these events.”
Kimmel and McNearney welcomed their son — full name William “Billy” John Kimmel — on April 21.
While announcing the birth of his son, Kimmel said that nurses and doctors discovered their newborn had a heart disease that required open heart surgery. He went on to thank the entire staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for saving their son’s life.
“My wife was in bed relaxing, a very attentive nurse at Cedars-Sinai heard a murmur in his heart and noticed he was a bit purple, which is not common,” Kimmel explained. “[Nurses] determined he wasn’t getting enough oxygen in his blood, either in his heart or lungs … It’s a terrifying thing, you know my wife is back in the recovery room, she has no idea what’s going on.”
Their son was born with a congenital heart disease and there was a “hole in the wall of the left and right side of his heart.”
“He’ll have to have another surgery in 3-6 months,” Kimmel said, adding that Billy will need a third “non-evasive surgery when he’s older.”