While the country came to somewhat of a halt during the still ongoing pandemic, late night talk show hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel kept broadcasting their show in an effort to keep the mood of the nation up.
But even guys like Kimmel need a break every once in a while.
On Thursday (June 18,) the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! announced that he will be taking some time off to spend more time with his family.
“Tonight is my last new show for the summer,” the 52-year-old said just days after it was announced that he would be hosting the Emmy Awards for the third time this September. “I’m taking the summer off to spend even more time with my family. I’ve been doing this job for almost 18 years, I’ve done 3,130 shows. And there’s nothing wrong — my family is healthy, I’m healthy — I just need a couple of months off.”
The announcement was made as part of a hilarious skit in which his longtime friend Matt Damon claimed that he had been living in a spare bedroom at the Kimmel house.
He was joking…we think.
Luckily, Kimmel’s break doesn’t mean that the show will be on a complete hiatus. While the show will indeed take a two-week hiatus, it will then come back with a series of celebrity hosts.
“I think you’re gonna be very happy with them,” he told viewers.