American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Surgery

Phillip Phillips, American Idol season 11 winner, underwent a 6 1/2 hour surgery Wednesday to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.

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“Surgery went well,” the 21-year-old heartthrob’s rep said. “He’s resting.”

Phillips dad said he was performing at just 50% at his performances on American Idol because of his health issues.

“[America's] just seen a glimpse of what Phillip can do,” his father told People. “We can’t wait to get him well and 100 percent and really see how he can perform.”

According to Phillips rep, this major surgery is expected to get him healthy in time for the upcoming Idols Live Tour, which kicks off July 6 in Detroit.

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