Phillip Phillips is Out of the Hospital, Expected to Make American Idol Tour Opener (UPDATED)

E News reports that Phillip Phillips has been discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon after his kidney reconstruction surgery last week. He’s resting and gearing up for the summer tour.

“I’m out of the hospital and back to work!” Phillips tells E! News. “Looking forward to the future.”

Phillips is expected to make the American Idols Live opener on July 6 in Detroit with the rest of the this year’s top 10 contestants.  Of course, that all depends on Phillip healing without complications.  Hoping for a speedy recovery for Phil, and an end to his health troubles!

ETA: TMZ is reporting that the surgery was tougher than expected.

It turns out … the stent that was placed in Phillip’s kidney was there way too long  — so long, it became embedded in his body.  It became so bad, surgeons had to cut the stent out with a laser.

Doctors say the surgery was successful, so Phillip will be recovering in a Malibu mansion thanks to one of the “American Idol” honchos who is letting the “A.I.” winner use his pad.

Phillip is hoping to be fully recovered by July 6th … which is when the Idol tour officially kicks off in Detroit.

Phillip says, “If I can sing with all those kidney stones in me, I can make the first date.”

Also, Phil Sr. spoke to FOX 31:

Fox 31 spoke to Phillip’s father, Donnie Phillips, who is with Phillip in Los Angeles, who said although they needed to do a little more because of how long they postponed the surgery, Phillip is doing just fine.

“He’s exercising real good and he’s going to be jammed up. He’s been waiting a while for this right here to happen and he’s real excited to get back into his music and give you what he’s got. It’s going to be a different Phillip when you see him,” said Donnie.

Donnie also thanks everyone for their kind words and prayers during Phillip’s road to recovery.

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