Jimmy Kimmel tearfully told the story of his newborn son's emergency heart surgery last night on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, telling fans his newborn son was rushed into the ER within hours after being born April 21.

"My wife was in bed relaxing, a very attentive nurse at Cedars-Sinai heard a murmur in his heart and noticed he was a bit purple, which is not common. [Nurses] determined he wasn’t getting enough oxygen in his blood, either in his heart or lungs … It’s a terrifying thing, you know my wife is back in the recovery room, she has no idea what’s going on."

Doctors explained Billy was born with a congenital heart disease and that there was a hole in the wall of the left and right sides of his heart. The baby underwent successful open heart surgery and he'll have to do it again in 3-6 months and another non-invasive surgery when he's older. But six days after the surgery, Billy went home and is now doing well.

He's doing great. He's eating. He's sleeping. He peed on his mother today while she was changing his diaper. He's doing all the things that he's supposed to do. This is the best."

Okay -- so on to the political stuff, because you know we're gonna include it ... Kimmel made a plea for Republicans and Democrats in Washington to get along and fight for health care for all Americans so that babies with a heart condition like his son's don't have to die. Here's what he said:

“We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world. But until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. You know, before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease, like my son was, there’s a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance, because you had a pre-existing condition. You may not even live long enough to get denied because of your pre-existing condition.

If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make. I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? ... We need to make sure that the people who represent us, and people are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly. Let’s stop with the nonsense. This isn’t football. There are no teams. We are the team. It’s the United States. Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants.

We need to take care of each other. No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here."