So Cruel! Jimmy Kimmel Gets DRAGGED On Twitter After Heartbreaking Monologue About Newborn Son William

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May 4 2017, Updated 5:12 p.m. ET

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Jimmy Kimmel shared a heartbreaking story on his late night earlier this week about his son William being born with a heart defect, but not every is wiping their eyes with a tissue.

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While teary eyed, the talk show host and funny man spoke about how his newborn seemed fine when born, but then a nurse noticed he was purple, which is not common. It turns out he required open heart surgery immediately, and Jimmy said he and his wife quickly sent him to a children's hospital, where he received the necessary treatment. He's now home and well, but does need two more surgeries down the line.

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Jimmy then encouraged viewers to hold politicians accountable for health care issues. But now, some are saying that he should not have praised government run health care.

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"Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care," former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "Got no problem with @jimmykimmel tearing up & getting political. Got a big problem with: 'We need gov-run healthcare cuz of my sad story.'"

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And radio host and former Republican Representative Joe Walsh was not pleased either. "Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care," he tweeted.

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