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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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mebrat24    

Free advertising for Ryan

904 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Wow! This just totally ruined my day. I can't believe how badly I feel.....I, ummmmmm, I ..........
No, wait, what I meant to say is who the FUQUE cares! I have no idea who this guy is and no desire to know.

904 days ago
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Cricket    

Best wishes Phillip. But. Was it necessary to get a "source" from his former employer??

904 days ago
4.

Michelle    

I enjoy the cat jumping around at the end of the video :)

904 days ago
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1    

Who cares, as long as he remembers you :-)

904 days ago
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Christian Lee    

Dave Matthews wanna be is talented but needs his own unique style. Appears to be a nice man. Get Well Soon.

904 days ago
7.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

This happened to an AI kid once before. Most likely it was poison diet soda which turns into formaldehyde and methanol in your system. Google the movie Sweet Misery for more info.

904 days ago
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Travis    

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

904 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Phillip Phillips? Really? What kind of parents do that? What did they do...lose a bet?

904 days ago
10.

Caline    

He is one of my favorites! Start feeling better quick!!!!!!!

904 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I wish Idol would get more creative with their phoney baloney crap. I remember reading this same article a while back, only a different contestant.

904 days ago
12.

MiriamCats    

My father had gallstones twice too.

904 days ago
13.

Observer999    

I am getting sick of the sickos on Idol, Dancing With the Stars, etc. Suck it up, princesses, it's stressful. And the stupidity of the 911/ambulance things for a sprained ankle or a sore tummy! C'mon, if you really have to, get someone to drive you to a clinic where they will pat your hand and give you antacids or an Ace bandage.

904 days ago
14.

JakeV    

SAVE DAVE MATTHEWS!

904 days ago
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brownsugar    

phillip im a big fan. may the lord bless you in your time of need. you are in my prayers. hope to see you back on american idol soon.

904 days ago
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