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Phillip Phillips to have surgery on Tuesday

Phillip Phillips will have his kidney surgery this Tuesday, reports TMZ.

This is a bit of a bummer unfortunately — what happens to his New York promo tour? He’ll be recovering for a few weeks. Will it just be Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet then?


From TMZ:

“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will get badly-needed surgery for a bum kidney on Tuesday, and he’ll be recuperating in style in a swanky Malibu mansion … TMZ has learned.

Doctors inserted a stent into Phillip’s kidney 7 weeks ago, as a temporary fix, but the pain borders on unbearable. In fact, when Phillip went home to Georgia a week ago, his doctor urged him to throw in the towel and get the surgery immediately, but Phillip said no.

So we’ve learned the surgery will take place Tuesday afternoon.

Phillip’s recovery is expected to take weeks — as many as 6. But here’s the good news. A honcho from the “A.I.” production company has offered his home to Phillip and his parents for the entire recovery.

Phillip Phillips Hot in White

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