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'Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips

BIG SURGERY IMMINENT

5/24/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Newly-crowned "American Idol" champ Phillip Phillips will finally undergo urgent kidney surgery next week, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Phillips doctors ordered him to undergo a procedure to fix his severe kidney stone problems -- which have worsened since the singer went on "Idol" -- but Phillip refused, insisting on finishing the show first.

But now that it's all over ... and Phillip won ... we're told he's finally planning on getting the operation in L.A. in the next 7-10 days.

We're told Phillip's parents will be flying in for support.

Kidney operations are no joke -- Phillip can expect to spend several days in the hospital, followed by a 6-week recovery period.

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Freedom Rose    

For you Jessica Fans, I dislike Jessica because she was just an imitation of all the great singers, that was not an ounce of originality in her. Hopefully, she will grow as a singer and cut off those shyty growling and screaming. She wasn't all that pretty when she scream with her big mouth wide open either. She was much better when she tries to sing tenderly. She also needs some vocal lessons in signing in her low register and up tempos.

797 days ago
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Freedom Rose    

also Jessica fell flat on her face in singing "change nothing", an original song that she did not have anybody to imitate over! She needs time to find her own self and originality! One nasty fact about her was that her voice was too generic. You can't tell if it was her on the radio.

797 days ago
18.

Melanie    

If his last name is Phillips, why did they name him Phillip?

797 days ago
19.

Freedom Rose    

HUMANNATURE

Not even MJ, but if he lived, we would all find out he got aids from Jason or other random construction worker - secret lover of his.

APPARENTLY, YOU DID NOT READ MJ AUTOPSY REPORT!!!!

MJ WAS "HEALTHY"!!!!

ANYBODY CAN SAY "BS LIES" ABOUT THE LIVING/DECEASE WITHOUT PROVIDING ANY CONCRETE EVIDENCE!!!!

NOW, STOP TRYING TO SPREAD "LIES"!!!!

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Did the autopsy report say they had done a blood test for Aids? They are millions of people walking around alive with Aids without knowing it, and do not think about they need to test for it.

It is just a matter of time for MJ to have full blown Aids the way he did the nasty with boys!

797 days ago
20.

There's a problem here    

@Freedom Rose - I see you are in your manic phase today. Pop a few lithium and take a nap or start your own website if you think anyone gives a flying fvck about what you have to say. You started with me, and so I say game on.

797 days ago
21.

Freedom Rose    

I want his single "home", like right now, or yesterday!

797 days ago
22.

ManiacalZebra    

Since he won, it MIGHT have been good that he waited. If the waiting didn't make the surgery fail, I'll give it a definite.

797 days ago
23.

Butterfly    

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED with two magnificent sons to whom I would donate my kidneys or, any other organ, if needed. I can imagine the anguish Phillip's parents are experiencing until he is safely out of surgery and on the road to a full recovery. Thoughts and prayers to Phillip and to all his family and friends for a bright and happy future. Blessings!

797 days ago
24.

HENRY    

tHIS YEARS aMERICAN iDOL ANOTHER DISAPOINTMENT. Mr. Philips should have been voted off weeks back if the contest results were abount true talent. I will no longer waist my time tunning in.

797 days ago
25.

Freedom Rose    

THERE'S A PROBLEM HERE

@Freedom Rose - I see you are in your manic phase today. Pop a few lithium and take a nap or start your own website if you think anyone gives a flying fvck about what you have to say. You started with me, and so I say game on.
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Tehehe,
I don't want to start with you. You have a problem there, you can keep that with yourself!
Roflmaao!
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Hey, wake up!

It's been more than 1/2 an hour, haven't you thought of a come back already? Or are you taking a nap yourself?

I see you seem to have missed a word or too with your nic?

Maybe it is more appropriate to call yourself, "there is a serious problem here" or "there is a serious mental problem here!"

797 days ago
26.

Freedom Rose    

tHIS YEARS aMERICAN iDOL ANOTHER DISAPOINTMENT. Mr. Philips should have been voted off weeks back if the contest results were abount true talent. I will no longer waist my time tunning in.

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yay, don't "waist" your time. just "safe" it for another wannabe!

797 days ago
27.

Woot    

LOVE YOU, P2! Get healthy and get back!

797 days ago
28.

KPCATZ    

PP sucks!! No talent... 2 weeks no one will remember his name..........American Idol needs to revamp their voting system. So everyone votes once....Then it might be America's choice....It's almost always the young guy teeny bopper girls love....and vote over and over for.

797 days ago
29.

carmem lima    

I wish him the best of luck. but honestly joshua ledt deserved to win the competition. He is 100% much better than the others.

797 days ago
30.

Gretel    

AI was pretty boring this season.

797 days ago
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