American Idol Winner Phillip Phillps Undergoes Major Surgery

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Phillip Phillips kidney stones surgery

We all knew that this year’s American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips had to go into surgery for kidney stones after the show, but even he didn’t realise just how serious the operation was going to be. The singer is scheduled to leave hospital today after an intense surgery that went on for — wait for it — six hours! Apparently, Phillip let the problem go on too long because he wanted to complete Idol, resulting in the stones actually embedded themselves into his body. They had to be cut out with lasers. Ouch. Can you imagine standing with that sort of condition, let alone sing? We can’t even believe he could belt out all the notes considering what duress his body was under.

The good news is that the surgery was optimum and Phillip will be resting in a rather plush location. The word is that an AI top dog has lent the season winner his Malibu mansion for the duration of his recovery. Everyone has a stake in this because Phillip has to tour in a month! The whirlwind begins on July 6 in Detroit and Phil squared has said, “If I can sing with all those kidney stones in me, I can make the first date.” Feel better soon!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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