UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter is confirming the report.
“Surgery went well, he’s resting and will be ready for the Idol tour kick off in July!,” Leslie Fradkin, a representative for Idol producers 19 Entertainment, tells THR. She had no further comment.
TMZ is reporting that American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips FINALLY had his surgery yesterday. Reportedly the procedure was 6 and 1/2 hours long!
Phillip Phillips finally went under the knife to remove the enormous kidney stones that almost derailed his run to the “American Idol” title … TMZ has learned.
We’re told Phillip had the 6 and a half hour long surgery in L.A. yesterday — and he is recovering well today. The stones that were removed were so huge there was no chance he could’ve passed them on his own.
As TMZ first reported, Phil was scheduled to have the surgery last week … but it was delayed because he had a fever and sinus infection.
Phillip suffered through excruciating pain during the entire season of ‘Idol.’ It obviously paid off.
Oh what a relief.
The secrecy and conflicting reports around Phillips health have made this story pretty weird to follow. If TMZ’s report is true, hope Phillip has a speedy recovery. Health first, even if he has to miss the beginning of the tour.