American Idol Top 4 contestant Phillip Phillips is looking at a tough road ahead before he joins the Season 11 summer tour.

According to E! Online, Phillip, who’s suffered through some pretty painful health complications this season, will be undergoing surgery as soon as he’s done competing on Idol. Phillip has been dealing with problems relating to chronic kidney stones.

“It’s probably going to go down,” Phillip told E! “It’s a pretty good-size surgery, a lot of time down, but you gotta do what you gotta do.” Phillip expects he “should” be finished recovering from the operation by the time the Idol gang hits the road for their summer tour. Fingers crossed!

Phil’s been a trooper so far during his time on the competition. He mustered through a bout with kidney stones in March and, as former co-contestant Colton Dixon explained, he’s “definitely hurting” but still has powered through his performances like a true professional.

Here’s to a speedy recovery, Phillip!

Source: E! Online

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