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Phillip Phillips: Getting Surgery on Tuesday, Recovering in Malibu Mansion

After winning American Idol, we're guessing some artists would go out on shopping sprees, have a wild night of partying, or take their friends on vacation. But not Phillip Phillips: Less than a week after he was crowned the champion of Season 11 of American Idol, the crooner is going under the knife to help correct the ongoing problems with his kidneys that have plagued him all year on Idol – and we're guessing he's mighty relieved about it.

TMZ reports that Phillip will undergo major surgery on Tuesday to alleviate pain from the congenital kidney stone problem that's already forced him to have many surgeries, with an anticipated recovery time of as long as six weeks. Here's the good news: One of the American Idol producers has offered up their Malibu mansion as a place for Phillip to convalesce. There, he'll be joined by his entire family.

If you've gotta have surgery, you might as well be able to recover in style! Sending Phililp well wishes on his journey to recovery, so he can go on and be the superstar he's destined to be, unhindered by health problems.

Source: TMZ

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05.26.2012 / 10:04 PM EDT by Sam Lansky
Related: American Idol, Gossip, American Idol Season 11, Phillip Phillips

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