Rumor was that American Idol winner Philip Phillips was going to undergo a 9th kidney surgery and possibly miss some American Idols Live tour dates.
However, E! Online is now quoting sources that say Philip will undergo alternative treatments instead of surgery. It doesn’t specify what the alternative treatments are, but the good news is that Phillips will reportedly be ready to attend the first American Idol 11 concert, which is on June 6, 2012. For now, the expectation is that Philip will attend all of the concerts. The entire tour ends on September 11, 2012.
During the competition, Phillips had a reduced scheduled to help deal with the pain of his chronic kidney stones. For example, he did not participate in the Ford commercials.
Philip Phillips is from Leesburg, Georgia. He won the 11th season of Idol last month, and Jessica Sanchez was with him in the finale.