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Jimmy Kimmel has spoken out again about the health of his 3-month-old son Billy, who he previously revealed had been born with a heart defect and had to undergo open heart surgery at three days old.
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Follow-up heart surgery for the infant son of Jimmy Kimmel, at the Oscars in February, was postponed because of family colds.(Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow-up heart surgery for Jimmy Kimmel’s infant son was postponed because of family colds.

In a statement Monday, Kimmel’s publicist said that Billy Kimmel’s scheduled operation was delayed as a precaution.

His publicist said Kimmel had planned to take the week off from ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live for his son’s surgery, but he instead is sharing sneezes with his wife and children.

Guest hosts filling in for Kimmel include Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence.

Billy was born last April with heart defects that required surgery immediately after his birth and another operation at about six months.

The experience prompted Kimmel to use his show as a platform to advocate for every family’s access to equal medical care, including those unable to afford it.

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