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'Idol' Contestant

Rushed to Doctor

for 911 Medical Treatment

3/8/2012 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Contestant Phillip Phillips was taken to a medical facility

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Phillip's dad tells TMZ ... his son has had 5 procedures to remove kidney stones. He says it's been a problem since October. As for performing, we're told Phillip is determined to continue on A.I. and will postpone any type of procedure ... at least until he knows the results tonight. But it's still really painful.

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"American Idol" contestant Phillip Phillips was taken to a medical facility this morning for emergency treatment ... TMZ has learned -- and his future on the show is now in question.

Sources tell TMZ, Phillip -- the guy who always performs with a guitar on the show -- was complaining of intense pain in his abdomen ... and it seemed serious enough to sound the alarm.

The nature of the medical emergency is unclear -- but we're told people close to Phillip suspect it could be gallstones.



A source at the Georgia pawn shop where Phillip used to work tells TMZ, the singer was hospitalized back in January for a similar condition.

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MyOpinionOnly    

Aww...that's too bad! I really like him on the show! Gallstones SUCK! I had them and it is the worst pain ever. Hope he gets better and doesn't have to be kicked off the show...

Btw..best name ever too. LoL!

771 days ago
17.

pilcrepap420    

He posted on Twitter 30 minutes ago and didn't mention being sick. Sounds like American Idol is desperate for ratings...Didn't know who this guy was prior to this story, but I think he's attractive. Which was likely the point of the story. Still won't make me watch American Idol lol.

771 days ago
18.

4ff0087b    

I wonder if it's Gallstones OR Kidney stones?

I've seen kidney stones put a man on the floor into the fetal positon from the pain.

771 days ago
19.

Qmatic    

Dave Matthews cover band on American Idol and no one notices- are you serious with this kid?? Even the nervous twitches and sounds that come out of Dave Matthews naturally - this kid is imitating. BS! He sprained his stomach doing crunches - sak up puss!

771 days ago
20.

dierdre    

Are you frigin kidding me???? the way the story started on this weirdo, sounded like he was dying and all he has is gallstones.....Give me a break....Ive had them many times, painful yea, treatable yes....leave it to the media to make a huge thing out of this, or better still, Phillip Phillips, anything to be in the news??????? btw what parents name a kid Phillip Phillips?????? what frigin drugs are they on??????????????? yukkkkkkkkkkkkkk

771 days ago
21.

O_o    

idol contestant - rushed to the doctor, for...looking like screech.

771 days ago
22.

valerie    

phillip im a huge fan may god be with you during this time of need. hope to see you back on american idol soon. i will be praying for you. lots of love baby...

771 days ago
23.

Bonnie    

Hope Phillip is okay!

771 days ago
24.

Travis    

I suspect Dave Matthews put a voodoo curse on Phil for ripping of his act.

771 days ago
25.

adopt    

Didnt the same thing happen to Casey last season?

771 days ago
26.

Lilo    

Why listen to Philip Phillips, when I can just listen to my David Matthews' music?

771 days ago
27.

Woot    

P2 has been my favorite from DAY ONE. I love him, love his sexyass smile, his earthy voice... Go, Phillip!! Wish him all the best and hope he doesn't share Crohn's disease with me. :o\

771 days ago
28.

LiveOutLoud    

He can try all he may to get the sympathy vote, but it still won't save him tonight.

771 days ago
29.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Phillip is from the same small hometown as Luke Bryan, Buster Posey, Dallas Davidson, Tom Holloway, Landis Frier etc... What's in the water down there?

771 days ago
30.

Hisjules    

test

771 days ago
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