This never-ending saga with “Idol” winner and Leesburg resident Phillip Phillips and his kidney stones hopefully has come to a happy conclusion: TMZ reports he had a six-and-a-half hour surgery yesterday.
Those painful stones almost caused him to drop out of “Idol” a couple of times. Hopefully, this surgery and a proper diet will keep him healthy moving forward.
Earlier this week, “Idol” tour organizers said they were confident he’d be ready for the tour starting July 6. This gives him about four weeks to recover. Given his pre-existing aversion to choreography, I’m sure whatever he does will be mostly him, a mic and a guitar. The Gwinnett Arena date August 5 is more or less sold out, save for a few seats in the upper deck and single seats scattered around, according to Ticketmaster.
I’m sure Phillips is hoping the focus down the road will be on his music, not his kidneys.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk