Jimmy Kimmel tears up while bidding farewell to David Letterman

May 20, 2015 3:18 PM

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After penning a touching tribute for the Late Show host on Time.com, where he compared how he watched the talk show with passion as a young boy to the "teens who run away from home to fight for ISIS," Kimmel still had to share his last thoughts, the night before Letterman's farewell show on Wednesday.

Kimmel's emotions got the best of him right from the beginning, "Oh, no," he said as he turned to look at his band leader Cleto Escobedo III. "When I was 15 years old ... All right. Let me start over."

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