Although previous reports stated that “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, who has suffered from kidney problems throughout Season 11 of the FOX reality hit, would undergo surgery on Tuesday, May 29, the singer is not going under the knife just yet.
Phillips’ girlfriend Hannah Blackwell wrote on her Twitter on Monday, May 28, “Phillip’s surgery is not tomorrow. He will be fine when it is scheduled and is excited for tour. Thanks for your concern and respect.”
As Phillips told Zap2it on many occasions, he’ll undergo the kidney surgery at some point before the summer “American Idol” Top 10 tour, but will be recovered in time to hit the road with the gang. “I’m going to get some surgery done and I will be done before and ready for the tour,” he said backstage after he won the competition.