Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) – Jimmy Kimmel had a rare tearful moment during his late-night show on early Wednesday when he paid tribute to his Uncle Frank, who appeared on his show for years and died last month.
Frank Potenza, who served as security on the show and for plenty of humorous moments, died on August 20th at the age of 77. Kimmel revealed he had a “few different kinds of cancers.
“Listen, I’m gonna try to do this without crying, but I’m probably gonna fail,” Kimmel said. “But just turn away or something, because it’s embarrassing. It really is.”
Kimmel joked about how strange it was that he’s now considered the “late” Uncle Frank when he was never ever late for anything, showing up sometimes 12 hours early for show tapings or flights.
He also joked that Uncle Frank had planned to live until 103, if only to “stick them for another 25 years of pension checks.”
Kimmel’s past guests and friends, like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and fellow comedians, like Kathy Griffin and Jeffrey Ross, showed the host plenty of support during his vulnerable moment.
“Attended the sweetest, funniest, most moving memorial for my late pal ‘Uncle Frank’ on the JKL set. Good job @JimmyKimmel,” Griffin tweeted.
“My condolences @jimmykimmel. I loved Uncle Frank and was blessed to know him,” Johnson said. “Stay strong brother.”
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