Host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel holds back tears in an emotional monologue about his newborn son

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The host and comedian got choked up recounting his baby's health problems and surgery in an emotional monologue. Watch it, here.

Host Jimmy Kimmel on Monday (May 1) delivered an emotional opening monologue on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, as the 49-year-old comedian speaks up about his newborn son’s health complications.

Kimmel opened the late-night show fighting back his tears as he began sharing news about his son who needed an open-heart surgery after a heart phonogram revealed that his baby wasn't getting enough oxygen into his blood. He recounted the “terrifying" moment, and "longest three hours" of his life during the 13-minute monologue.

Watch the full video here.

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