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'Idol' Champ Phillip Phillips

Will Leave Hospital

After Brutal Surgery

6/12/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0611_philip_phillips_getty"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips was in far worse condition than anyone thought before he went under the knife ... TMZ has learned.

The good news ... we're told Phillip will be released from the hospital today after undergoing more than 6 hours of major surgery for massive kidney stones.

It turns out ... the stent that was placed in Phillip's kidney was there way too long  -- so long, it became embedded in his body.  It became so bad, surgeons had to cut the stent out with a laser.

Doctors say the surgery was successful, so Phillip will be recovering in a Malibu mansion thanks to one of the "American Idol" honchos who is letting the "A.I." winner use his pad.

Phillip is hoping to be fully recovered by July 6th ... which is when the Idol tour officially kicks off in Detroit.   

Phillip says, "If I can sing with all those kidney stones in me, I can make the first date."

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DrB3    

TMZ, it's a STENT, not a "stint"!

See, this is why you need me.

800 days ago
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DrAnnoyed    

s-t-E-n-t ! you numskulls!

800 days ago
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Bridget    

OOOOWWWWWW! Man that does not sound pleasant at all, poor guy. Hope he heals fast so he has a little time to enjoy the mansion.


Best wishes Phillip.

800 days ago
4.

Alarmed    

It's a stent, not a "stint".

800 days ago
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Stiletto    

Seems like a good kid. I hope he puts his health first, because stardom does not last...and the fans/tabloids/reporters drool over the thought of some tragedy or dirty secret to tear you down with. Hope he recovers and has a blast with his new found fame.

800 days ago
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ChrisD    

Oh TMZ........this is why you can't make fun of Miss Pennsylvania for having a University of Phoenix Master's Degree. You need a medical copywriter and consultant. I'm available......:-)

800 days ago
7.

.    

HOW MANY stones were removed ??
.
What was the largest CIR***FERENCE ??

800 days ago
8.

kim    

glad to hear that. get well soon, Phillip! miss you already. God bless!

800 days ago
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JeffGrossman    

TMZ has no journalistic standards. If they did, they would know the device used to relieve urinary obstruction by having one end in the kidney is called a “stent” and not “stint”. It makes one question the accuracy of the rest of the drivel posted by TMZ.

799 days ago
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Ace    

If Phillip Phillips married Mackenzie Phillips and they had a kid they named Phillip with the middle name Phillip and Mackenzie kept her maiden name and hyphenated the Phillips the kids name would be Phillip Phillip Phillips-Phillips.

799 days ago
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CelebJustice    

Best wishes for a quick recovery!

799 days ago
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Sandi050160    

I wish Phillip a speedy recovery. Mom and I were routing for you from the first!!! Phillip you R"O"CK!!!!!

799 days ago
13.

Miracle    

Love him, wish him well.

799 days ago
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Bevy    

While AI is checking for Criminal Backgrounds maybe they should also give them a physical!!

I don't think Phillips should have won in the first place and probably will just end up being a blip on the talent screen. None of them showed any great potential It wasn't very mart that he jepordized his health for most people's forgetful memory. This was a season to forget and as far as Randy's comment it was the"best" season ever! NOT!!

The best season was with Adam Lambert.

799 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

Who is this little sissy?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

799 days ago
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