The American Idol winner is keeping his promise he made to his doctor and is finally getting the much needed surgery he needs. Phillip was in extreme pain during the filming of American Idol due to a bad kidney stone problem that has already resulted in 8 surgeries. His kidney stones are so big that they can’t pass through his system!
The doctors tried to relieve some of the pain by inserting a stint into Phillip’s kidney 7 weeks ago. However the pain was still extreme. Phillip has said it has been a struggle trying to perform every week on Idol, but it’s just something he had to do. The surgery he will have on Tuesday will require 6 weeks of resting time, but don’t feel too bad for Phillip.
Someone from the “A.I.” production company has offered his home to Phillip and his parents for the entire recovery. So, he will be just fine in his temporary mansion.