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Phillip Phillips

FINALLY Has Surgery

For Massive Kidney Stones

6/7/2012 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0607_phillip_phillips_gettyPhillip Phillips finally went under the knife to remove the enormous kidney stones that almost derailed his run to the "American Idol" title ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Phillip had the 6 and a half hour long surgery in L.A. yesterday -- and he is recovering well today. The stones that were removed were so huge there was no chance he could've passed them on his own.

As TMZ first reported, Phil was scheduled to have the surgery last week ... but it was delayed because he had a fever and sinus infection.

Phillip suffered through excruciating pain during the entire season of 'Idol.' It obviously paid off.

Oh what a relief.

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9:05 AM PT -- Phillip's rep says the surgery went well, adding, "He's resting and will be ready for the Idol tour kickoff in July!"

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scoopie    

He had to be hurtin really bad; I've had kidney stones that weren't anywhere near that size and amount and I was doubled over.

683 days ago
2.

stu    

Some1 could use a teeth whitener.

683 days ago
3.

Kàt    

From one stoner to another: 'Rock on' This too shall pass.

683 days ago
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misty    

I've been following phillip since AI and was worried bout his kidney issues.I couldn't believe how much pain this kid went through, following a dream.. I hope you feel better soon Phillip!!

683 days ago
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Bridget    

I'm glad he finally got it done and got through surgery okay. And I hope he has a speedy recovery. Best of luck phillip.

683 days ago
6.

queen love    

He makes my ears hurt with that noise that he calls "singin"...nails on a chalkboard.

683 days ago
7.

dskowulf    

Anyone else stop giving 2 F about idol?

683 days ago
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LR    

So glad he got it done. Kindey Stones are no joke, they hurt so bad. I have had surgery many times and am currently fighting one I have had stuck for over a month. I gave birth to twin babies and that hurt less. Wishing you a speedy recovery Phillip!

683 days ago
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patio    

Isn't he engaged too?

683 days ago
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MzReeses    

I didn't even watch Idol this year... or any of it since the original judges were on but from the clips I've heard I wouldn't doubt it the reason he won was out of pity. America loves a good sob story and Jessica Sanchez was definitely the best artist.

683 days ago
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CelebJustice    

Get well soon Phillip! Can't wait for your trip Hooome!

683 days ago
12.

Joe    

I would have wanted Jessica to win, but I'm glad he is alright.

683 days ago
13.

samson    

Phillip Phillips? Is that for real?

683 days ago
14.

Miracle    

Get well soon.

683 days ago
15.

Woot    

Yay! Success! Glad to hear that part's over with, P2. More success awaits you!

683 days ago
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