American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips was reportedly scheduled for vital kidney surgery on Tuesday, but it looks like he will have to wait a little longer before he goes under the knife. According to the latest reports, the Phillip Phillips surgery has been postponed because the American Idol winner is suffering from a high fever.
Phillips Phillips suffers from a congenital kidney disorder that creates huge kidney stones that cannot be naturally passed out of the body. The American Idol 2012 winner had to go through eight prior surgeries to relieve the extremely painful buildup of kidney stones during his time on season 11. This latest surgery will reportedly be to do repair work on his right kidney, which has been ravaged by his condition.
According to TMZ.com, Phillip Phillips’ surgery, which was allegedly scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed due to a high fever caused by a sinus infection. The kidney surgery has reportedly been rescheduled to take place next week and the estimated recovery time is 4 to 6 weeks. The American Idols Live tour launches on July 6 in Detroit. With the delay in his surgery, it is unknown at this point if he will be recovered enough to be present for the kick-off of the tour.
Meanwhile, Phillip Phillips has put off engaging in post-American Idol promotional duties, including scheduled appearances on the Today show and Live! With Kelly. He was also forced to pull out of several post-Idol promotional gigs, such as an appearance at the American Idol Experience attraction at Disney World.