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Phillip Phillips “Came Close” to Dropping Out of American Idol 2012

Phillip Phillips is currently celebrating his American Idol 2012 victory. But according to him, it’s a win that almost didn’t happen.

The 21-year-old singer has long struggled with kidney problems and reportedly underwent eight surgeries during his stint on Idol. During a media conference call, Phillip revealed it wasn’t always easy dealing with his chronic illness.

“I had some bad days, and I had some pretty good days,” he said. “I had a lot of great doctors and a lot of great people who helped me out through this.”

But were there moments he considered giving in to the pain from his condition? “I came close to almost dropping out to get the surgery done,” Phillip admitted.

We’re glad P2 stuck it out! We’ll bet he’s pretty happy too.

Source: MJ’s Big Blog

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05.25.2012 / 06:27 AM EDT by Tiffany Wan
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