Perhaps people don’t necessarily associate Katie Couric, the bubbly television host, with the more sardonic Jimmy Kimmel. However, the two recently got together for quite an unusual reason—and a great cause. After Americans reach the age of 50, medical experts recommend that they undergo a test for colorectal cancer. As the widow of a man who died from colon cancer, Couric has long been an advocate for such screenings. So Kimmel, who recently turned 50, seemed to think that linking up with her for his own colonoscopy was a no-brainer. Also, it seemed fitting that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
Kimmel seemed groggy prior to his appointment—and perhaps not too thrilled to be there, which is understandable—but he was a good sport. As the doctor explained that the colonoscopy would find any polyps, and that she would then remove them, Couric inquired as to why more people don’t go for their routine colonoscopies. Kimmel’s reply was hilarious, especially considering the fact that he was suited up in a hospital gown and bracelet.
Although the two hosts may have been making light of the situation, Couric obviously still thinks about her deceased husband, who passed away at the age of 42. In a recent Instagram post, she commented that she and their two daughters still miss him. As the founder of three organizations dedicated to bringing more awareness to this cause, Couric has been at the forefront of innovations in this field, of which there have been many.