After trading barbs with the Fox News host on Twitter for several days, Kimmel decided to throw in the towel on their dispute Sunday.
In a note posted online, Kimmel admitted things may have gotten too far as the typed-out tensions between them escalated online.
"While I admit I did have fun with our back and forth, after some thought, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country," he wrote. "Even in 2018, the vile attacks against my wife and wishes for death on my infant son are shocking and I encourage those who made them to give their words and actions thought. I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness."
It wasn't just the parties involved that Kimmel wanted to make amends with, either. He went on to add, "By lampooning Sean Hannity's deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize."
Kimmel concluded by saying that he would "take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended" by Kimmel's previous jokes about FLOTUS Melania Trump's accent during an Easter reading session with children, even though Kimmel still contends it was "a harmless and silly aside."
Hannity wrote that he would withhold his response to Kimmel's statement for the next episode of his show.