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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

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.


"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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ernie ernie    

Wow, gall stones at his age??? The only thing I know that can cause that is an over abundance of cola. He must drink a lot o soda. So remove the stones and him too, he ain't that good anyways.
Him and germaine can share a cab together on the way out.LOL

899 days ago


He is one TUFF guy! He had my votes even before he had his medical issues!

897 days ago


*******... I can't believe you guys got all squeemish on your show. Getting the stint put in is done in your sleep. It is just a freakin' string. You don't feel it coming out. What is uncomfortable is when they stick the camera the size of a slurpee straw up your noodle a week later while you are awake. Still not as bad as all that. Had it done 3 times. My bucket list is complete. lol

896 days ago


love you phillip..your the best..

841 days ago


What is wrong with all you Phillip Phillips HATERS out there?? I think that Phillip Phillips is one of the most REAL CELEBS out there today....He isn't fake, He sings his OWN way, He dresses the way that He wants to dress, heck Tommy Hilfiger couldn't even sway his taste in clothes, What does that tell ya'll, HUH? Phillip's dad's name is Phillip Phillips, Sr. which makes the next AI winner Phillip Phillips, Jr., DUH !!!
Leave the man alone and let him be just who he is: PHILLIP PHILLIPS, JR. AMERICAN IDOL WINNER 2011!!! And, by the way, the "faces Phillip makes while on stage is just Phillip putting his whole heart, soul and every fiber of his being in every song he sings! Go With God, Phillip and you will go as far as the ends of the earth....You'll always have my support ! WAY TO GO MY FELLOW GEORGIAN. DLC, Tifton, GA

834 days ago
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