Report by JENIFERLAMUG
The newly-crowned American idol, Phillip Phillips will undergo a surgery to reconstruct his kidneys in the next few weeks. The singer is expected to get a full recovery before the “Idol” live tour, which will kick on July 6 in Detroit.
Phillips, a pawn shop worker from Georgia never failed to dazzle viewers during the season despite battling from chronic kidney problems, PEOPLE magazine reported. After the finale, his father revealed that he underwent eight surgeries since the competition began.
"He's been doing [well], but it's just grueling hours and it's just amazing what he's done through the journey,” said the singer’s dad. “Eight operations since we started 'American Idol' ... He's hitting 50 percent, but he's still up there swinging away."
The 21-year old singer told reporters that getting through the season was tough.
"I'm going to get some surgery done, so I'm going to get all better for the tour," Phillip said.
The recovery is probably will last in two to four weeks.