'American Idol' Contestant Phillip Phillips Hospitalized

Singer has struggled with kidney stones in the past

March 9, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Phillip Phillips performs in front of the judges on 'American Idol.'
Phillip Phillips performs in front of the judges on 'American Idol.'
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American Idol contestant Phillip Phillips was hospitalized yesterday, jeopardizing his chances of continuing on the show. The nature of Phillips' malady is unknown, but according to TMZ, Phillips has already undergone five procedures to remove kidney stones.

Sources say that Phillips was complaining about pains in his abdomen before he was sent to the hospital. The singer apparently hopes to remain on Idol, but his future may depend on his doctors' orders.

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