Phillip Phillips To Kick Off American Idol Tour
He will reportedly attend all 45-dates after postponing kidney surgery...
Phillips, who battled painful kidney stones thought the Fox series and underwent eight surgeries during the race for the prize on Idol, was reportedly slated to have reconstructive kidney surgery last week.
That procedure was then cancelled after the 21-year old fell ill and now, according to E! Online, the surgery may not be happening at all.
Citing an unnamed tour rep, the site reported that Phillips will be onstage on 6th July in Detroit when American Idols Live kicks off.
Instead of flying to New York to do press following his win and then home to Georgia for surgery, Phillips instead did his interviews remotely.
While his surgery is still apparently an option, sources have told E! that "alternative treatment" has been effective and doctors have given Phillips the go-ahead to join the 45-day tour.
The source said Phillips is "being treated and doing well," but so far the singer and his family are keeping details of his treatment and any future medical plans private.
A spokesperson for Fox had no comment on the reports, with our US Team reporting that a rep for Phillips could not be reached at time of press.
A tour rep stated: "He will still be attending all the tour dates and is really looking forward to the launch on July 6."
Last week, Phillips set a new Stateside record, scoring the highest ever Idol digital debut sales with his first single, Home.