Kimmel Gives Update On Son following paternity leave

Kimmel Gives Update On Son following paternity leave

On his first night back from paternity leave, Jimmy Kimmel on Monday thanked his well-wishers while paying special attention to those who disliked what he had to say about the state of health care during his May 2 monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been called an out-of-touch Hollywood elitist creep this week,” said Kimmel, who said last week that “no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life.” Kimmel made the emotional speech after his infant son was born April 21 with congenital heart disease that required surgery.

“When I was a kid, we had to drink powdered milk because we couldn’t afford the liquid variety,” Kimmel continued on Monday. “Our orange juice came frozen out of a can; it would squeeze out. My father, on the rare occasion we took a family trip, would hide our dog in the car and then smuggle it into the motel room to avoid paying a $2 pet fee. So after that, my dream was to become an out-of-touch Hollywood elitist. And I guess it came true. Anyway, I’d like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care. That was insensitive. It was offensive, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”

Kimmel also had some choice words for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who reportedly said, “the problem you have with humor in America today is that Hollywood is so enraged at Donald Trump that they can’t be funny.” He also accused liberals of perpetuating the notion that doctors will not treat uninsured or under-insured people. “Doctors do everything [they] can to save the baby,” Gingrich said.

Kimmel also had some choice words for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who reportedly said, “the problem you have with humor in America today is that Hollywood is so enraged at Donald Trump that they can’t be funny.” He also accused liberals of perpetuating the notion that doctors will not treat uninsured or under-insured people. “Doctors do everything [they] can to save the baby,” Gingrich said.

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