American Idol 11: Phillip Phillips Rushed to Hospital (But He’s Fine)

AMERICAN IDOL: TOP 24 SEMIFINALISTS: Phillip Phillips, 21. Leesburg, GA. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.


American Idol” contestant Phillip Phillips was taken to a medical facility this morning for emergency treatment … TMZ has learned — and his future on the show is now in question.

Sources tell TMZ, Phillip — the guy who always performs with a guitar on the show — was complaining of intense pain in his abdomen … and it seemed serious enough to sound the alarm.

The nature of the medical emergency is unclear — but we’re told people close to Phillip suspect it could be gallstones.

Gallstones? REALLY? Speedy recovery to Phil. I’m sure he’ll be fine at least by next week.

UPDATE: Zap2it reports that he’s back from the hospital and will participate in tonight’s results show.

UPDATE: TMZ talked to Phil’s Dad:

Phillip’s dad tells TMZ … his son has had 5 kidney stone procedures to remove kidney stones.  He says it’s been a problem since October.  As for performing, we’re told Phillip is determined to continue on A.I. and will postpone any type of procedure … at least until he knows the results tonight.  But it’s still really painful.


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