'Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Undergoes Surgery
June 07, 2012
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to remove kidney stones he had dealt with throughout his run on the show.
The rep added that the crooner is expected to make a full recovery in time for the Fox show's American Idol Live! Tour, which kicks off July 6 in Detroit.
The 21-year-old Georgia native -- who beat out Jessica Sanchez in Idol's May 23 finale -- managed to stay in the competition despite ongoing treatments for his kidney ailment.