Jimmy Kimmel announces he’s taking a break from late night talk show

Jimmy Kimmel is taking a lengthy summer break from the late-night hosting gig he has had for nearly 18 years.

Kimmel announced Thursday that he will be stepping away from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” starting July 6 and his departure will last all the way through September when he hosts The Emmys, according to a report from Variety.

The show will be taken over by a variety of guest hosts while Kimmel steps back to spend time with his family.

“There’s nothing wrong, I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, I just need a couple of months off,” Kimmel said, reassuring fans.

While there have not been any specific details about who will be stepping in, 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.

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