American Idol Phillip Phillips to Undergo “Good Sized” Surgery Before Tour

Backstage at last night’s American Idol Top 4 performance show, Phillip Phillips told E Online that he’ll be undergoing major surgery before the summer tour to take care of the chronic kidney stone problems plaguing him throughout the competition:

Phillip, who has pushed through the competition despite complications associated with his liver, also spilled that before the Idol summer tour he’ll be undergoing some pretty serious surgery.

“It’s probably going to go down,” he told us. “It’s a pretty good-size surgery, a lot of time down, but you gotta do what you gotta do. So we’ll see. I should be [back in time for the tour].”

Even with all the pressure, the contestants make performing look effortless. However, when we caught up with female frontrunner Jessica Sanchez, she assured us she still gets stage fright before going in front of the cameras.

If Phillip makes the final–and there is a good chance he will–the typical busy promo schedule the winner and runner up embarks upon will have to be postponed.

Actually, immediately post Idol is probably the best window of opportunity for Phillip to take care of his health issues, before tour and recording would begin.  After the tour, there’s the jam packed promotion schedule to promote the debut record.

Plus, the poor guy has been in so much pain, the sooner he takes care of business, the better.  Get well soon, Phillip.

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