The TV personality, 46, has often joked about his narcolepsy diagnosis, but his ex-girlfriend of several years, 43, isn't fully convinced that the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host suffers from the sleeping disorder.
"I personally don't think Jimmy was ever narcoleptic. His doctor did say he was narcoleptic and basically put him on basically the Limitless drug," the A Million Ways to Die in the West star said on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. "He goes, 'I'm narcoleptic! I went to the doctor and I told him I fall asleep every day at like 3:00.' I was like, 'Yeah, everybody does! It's an hour and a half after lunch!'"
In the August 2003 issue of Esquire, Kimmel penned an essay titled "What It Feels Like To Have Narcolepsy." In it, the New Yorker joked that it was the best thing to ever happen to him. "Truth be told, I'd rather have narcolepsy than not have it," the comic wrote. "When I get on a flight to Vegas, I'll fall asleep before the plane takes off and wake up after it's landed. I'm always very close to sleep."
"I have a pretty mild case with no other symptoms. Some narcoleptics experience cataplexy, which is a limpness in the arms and legs. I don't have that. I'd like to, though. It sounds great," he continued.
"Have I been approached to be the public face of narcolepsy? No, nobody wants me associated with their groups," Kimmel said. "I hope that changes, though. I would like to be to narcolepsy what Camille Grammer is to irritable-bowel syndrome."
Silverman didn't say anything else regarding Kimmel during her Wednesday, Jan. 29, TV appearance, though she was asked about the possibility of getting intimate with another woman. "Like have lesbian sex? Hmm. Umm, I'm straight," the single star told host Andy Cohen. "I play basketball three times a week and Iove Nancy Griffith, but I like people with penises when it comes to sexual-ness."
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