‘American Idol’ champ Phillip Phillips opens up about his year-long struggle with kidney stones and how he’s coping! Find out all the details!
After enduring months of pain due to kidney stones, season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips can finally breathe a sigh of relief — he’s almost pain free!
“My health is pretty good right now,” the 21-year-old crooner told People.
Phillip underwent a six-and-a-half-hour surgery on June 6 to remove massive kidney stones that had been plaguing him for the past year!
“I’m regaining all my energy… or trying to… and recovering and resting when I can,” he explained. “I’m doing a lot better than I was on the show.”
As Phillip charmed viewers week after week with his voice and smile, off-camera the Georgia native was struggling to cope with the intense pain. “It’s the toughest year of my life,” Phillip revealed.
Throughout the season, Phillip quietly underwent seven painful procedures to remove kidney stones and restructure some of his damaged anatomy.
“Since I’ve gotten a little better, I’ve been able to play guitar again,” Phillip said with a grin!
The Idol winner is continuing his recovery at a Los Angeles hotel in preparation for the 45-date American Idol LIVE! tour that kicks off in Detroit on Friday July 6!
“I’m excited to get out there and show people what I have,” he gushed. “It’s going to be something special.”
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