Phillip Phillips resting after undergoing successful kidney surgery
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/07/2012
Phillip Phillips has finally undergone his surgery and is reportedly doing well.
The eleventh-season American Idol champion successfully underwent his kidney surgery yesterday and is currently recovering nicely, TMZ reported Thursday.
"Surgery went well. He's resting," Phillips' representative toldPeople.
Phillips had to go under the knife to remove large kidney stones that couldn't be passed naturally, a congenital condition which caused his right kidney to basically stop functioning. The singer's operation, which took place at a Los Angeles hospital, reportedly took almost seven hours.
According to TMZ, Phillips' surgery was initially scheduled for last week but postponed because he came down with a high fever as a result of a bad sinus infection, leaving doctors unable to operate.