'That Was All Him, All His Heart': Jimmy Kimmel's Wife Shares Emotional Story of Health Care Monologue

From TIME - December 6, 2017

After Jimmy Kimmels newborn son, William Billy Kimmel, underwent open heart surgery in April, the late night host delivered a powerful opening monologue on Live! calling for universal health care. Since then, Kimmel has remained an active participant in the national health care debate and spoken out on other issues, including gun control.

Now, Kimmels wife, Live! producer and co-head writer Molly McNearney, has shared her perspective on the events that both led to and followed her husbands watershed moment. In a column for The Hollywood Reporter that was published on Wednesday, McNearney explained that, due to her maternity leave, she saw the health care episode for the first time as it aired.


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