Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Stone Surgery

'American Idol' winner had a six-and-a-half hour operation

June 7, 2012 5:25 PM ET
Phillip Phillips
Phillip Phillips backstage at 'The Tonight Show'
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Phillip Phillips had surgery in L.A. yesterday for kidney stones, reports TMZ. The American Idol season 11 winner underwent a six-and-a-half hour operation for massive kidney stones, which were so large that passing them normally was not an option. The young singer suffered through many kidney problems on the show, undergoing eight other procedures since his start on Idol.

Phillips is recovering nicely, with his rep confirming, "He's resting and will be ready for the Idol tour kickoff in July." The Idol tour starts July 6th in Detroit. 

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