Phillip Phillips to Undergo Kidney Surgery After Finale

E News is reporting that Phillip Phillips will return to Georgia after his New York press tour next week to undergo surgery for a chronic kidney stone problem. It’s possible he may miss the 1st few dates of the American Idol tour:

E! News has learned that the American Idol finalist will undergo kidney surgery in Georgia after completing publicity duties following tonight’s season finale, addressing a pressing health concern that has plagued him throughout the season.

Win or lose, he is slated to do a press tour in New York City following tonight’s season-capping results show, and will then return home to Georgia for the surgery.

E! News has exclusively confirmed that, depending on his recovery, he may miss one or two dates at the start of the American Idol tour this summer.

Good luck, and a speedy recovery, Phillip!

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