Jimmy Kimmel's son turns 1; Dad shares his pic as Billy celebrates first Birthday after heart surgery!

Updated: 23 Apr 2018 04:58 PM
Los Angeles: TV show host Jimmy Kimmel celebrated his son Billy's first birthday by paying him a tribute on social media.

Kimmel made headlines in May last year when he described the hardship he and his family had to endure following the birth of his son with a heart condition. Dad was also in tears talking about his ailing son who underwent surgery then and later Billy even made a brief appearance on the show leaving  his father shedding tears of joy[WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel returns after a week’s break with son Billy who underwent second heart surgery!].

And the cute Billy turns 1 now and on this occasion, the 50-year-old chat show hos and Dad took to Twitter on Sunday to share a photograph of son Billy from his first birthday celebration, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Kimmel also wrote a touching caption along with the image as he said: "A year ago today, God gave us this tough little boy.

"Today, we thank the nurses and doctors at Cedars Sinai and Childrens LA who saved his life and those who shared thoughts and prayers."

The cutie in the picture wearing a checkered shirt with a red bow tie, digs into a delicious dish as he celebrates his first birthday and the picture is heart melting.

He is famous for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", which is aired in India on Star World and Star World HD.

As he has been very vocal about healthcare in the US especially when it comes to children, he finished off the post with a message urging everyone to register to vote in order to make a difference.

Billy found Jesus (in a plastic egg) Happy Easter and Passover too

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He concluded his tweet on Billy's birthday with: "We cannot stay quiet. Please wish Billy happy birthday by registering to vot! https://vote.gov."

We pray for Billy to have a lifetime of good health ahead and wish a very Happy 1st Birthday too!

(IANS copy with inputs)