Jimmy Kimmel is doing something he hasn’t done in almost 18 years…he is taking the summer off. He announced on his hit ABC late-night show that after July 6th he will be taking the rest of the summer off, until September when he hosts the Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel explained “There’s nothing wrong, I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off,” Kimmel said, reassuring fans. The show will be taken over by a bunch of guest hosts while he is taking a much-needed break. No official word has been given who the guest hosts will be but ABC has promised: “a cavalcade of very kind and capable people will be filling in.”
Back in 2017, Kimmel briefly left the show when his son was born with congenital disease and had to go through multiple open-heart surgeries.
During that time, the show was hosted by Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris, and Melissa McCarthy.