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Phillip Phillips

Under the Knife on Tuesday

5/26/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips will get badly-needed surgery for a bum kidney on Tuesday, and he'll be recuperating in style in a swanky Malibu mansion ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, Phillip endured immense pain during the entire competition ... the result of a congenital kidney stone problem that has already resulted in 8 surgeries.  He's been living with kidney stones that are so big they can't pass through his system.

Doctors inserted a stent into Phillip's kidney 7 weeks ago, as a temporary fix, but the pain borders on unbearable.  In fact, when Phillip went home to Georgia a week ago, his doctor urged him to throw in the towel and get the surgery immediately, but Phillip said no.

So we've learned the surgery will take place Tuesday afternoon.

Phillip's recovery is expected to take weeks -- as many as 6.  But here's the good news.  A honcho from the "A.I." production company has offered his home to Phillip and his parents for the entire recovery.

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31.

L8Lady    

And they say women are the jealous ones... Just look at all the responses here (and on other forums) from all the envious, resentful males! LOL

789 days ago
32.

gabriella     

He is a gorgeous, courageous and super talented singer and gracious guy - tmz why the demonic picture of him? you couldn't find any better or was this your way of voicing your dislike and jealousy of him...idiots!

789 days ago
33.

saiq    

he has only one functioning kidney and it has anatomical abnormalities. surgery is to correct the kidney and prevent complications

789 days ago
34.

Jem    

Phillip Phillips' voice is sooooooooo ORDINARY and his 1st single is really BORING!!! However, I wish him a speedy recovery from his surgery.

789 days ago
35.

Dani    

I wish him a speedy recovery. I am excited and cant wait till his music comes out. He did awesome and he deserved to win. Get better soon.

789 days ago
36.

Pete    

“The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.”

789 days ago
37.

phanatomic    

Hope Phillip gets well soon.

789 days ago
38.

Michelle    

Please fix his face while he is under, he gives me the creeps..

789 days ago
39.

Pati    

Get real....just because you don't like Philip's music doesn't mean he has no talent. He is very unique and every time he does some one elses song he makes it his own. This is a very special talent.
It is easy to make fun of someone else while sitting on the couch doing nothing.
I am no young girl with no knowledge of music.
I made a living as a singer for 10 years and then moved on to be a casting director for another 15 years. I know talent when I see it and Philip has a great deal of it.
Jessica was my favorite all season but in the end Philip's unique ability won out!

789 days ago
40.

samantha    

woo so glad he won, he was the only good singer this year....good luck phillip <3

789 days ago
41.

loe    

Not talented not going to sell..NEXT.

788 days ago
42.

jess    

Wow some of u people are rude ! Phillip phillips an amazing singer

788 days ago
43.

luci    

YOU HATERS NEED TO SHUT THE **** UP. YOU *******S OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO TALENT, SO YOU DECIDE TO HATE ON SOMEONE ELSE. BOTH PHILLIP AND JESSICA ARE AMAZING SINGERS. PHILLIP WON. GET THE **** OVER IT. YOU MOTHER****ERS ACTING LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE HE WON. AND USER: MY BIG SALAMI, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED ****ING BRAIN SURGERY BECAUSE YOU'RE SO ****ING RETARDED. PEOPLE ARE LOOSING BRAIN CELLS LISTENING TO YOUR DUMB ASS COMMENT. ALSO USER: XOLOVELYYXO, DIE AND GO TO ****ING HELL. WHAT IF THAT WAS ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS IN THAT SITUATION? WHAT IF THEY DIE? OH YEAH I FORGOT, YOU SAID YOU COULD CARE LESS, YOU HEARTLESS MOTHER****ER. IM PRETTY SURE YOU'RE UGLY TOO BECAUSE YOU HAVE THAT ****Y PROFILE PICTURE. SO YOU STUPID MOTHER****ING HATERS ONLINE, GET A LIFE. CLEARLY YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE BETTER TO DO. **** OFF. YOLO BITCH

788 days ago
44.

Geeg    

OMG!! The jealous haters can't even let the guy get out of surgery before they start spewing their venom...The new evidence of fame!!! Pathetic losers yapping at you...

I like him a lot. Joshua and Jessica may have been better singers, but he had the best stage presence and a great voice. He's got that Frank Sinatra vibe...He could def be the New Millennium Frank. I'd go to his concert. I just hope that he DOESN'T let them give him a lame debut song...

788 days ago
45.

tracy    

his name is ridiculous.

788 days ago
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