UPDATE: Phillip’s Surgery Postponed! American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips To Undergo Kidney Surgery Today!

American Idol winner Phillip Squared is headed into kidney surgery today according to TMZ. Phillip has had eight operations on his kidney as a result of living with kidney stones so big they can’t pass through his system.

He will allegedly have his ninth operation this afternoon. Phillip will be recuperating in a swanky Malibu mansion and recovery is expected to take as many as six weeks. Phillip’s new temporary digs are on loan from an A.I. producer who is letting him stay there with his family during the recovery process.

Good luck Phillip and we hope you are back on stage in no time!

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UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting that the A.I winner’s surgery is postponed due to Phillip having a sinus infection which triggered a high fever. The surgery has been rescheduled for early next week.