Jimmy Kimmel has always been an emotional man who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s cried openly on his show discussing the death of Harambe the gorilla and stars alike. It seems Kobe’s death was even harder to get through.
On Monday’s show he went without an audience because he didn’t think he could be funny with people there. And that he would break down.
Kimmel said: ‘Tonight’s show is going to be different from our usual show. We don’t have a studio audience here tonight because going forward with a comedy show didn’t feel right considering what happened yesterday.
He added that the death of Bryant, his daughter and seven others in the helicopter crash Sunday was, ‘a punch in the gut for many of us.’
‘Kobe was, and I know this might not make sense, but he was just the last person you could ever imagine something like this happening to,’ Kimmel said.