Phillip Phillips Postpones Important Kidney Operation Again

Posted Tuesday May 29, 2012 9:00 PM GMT

After enduring months of excruciating pain to stay in the competition for season 11 of "American Idol", it looks like Phillip Philips will once again have to delay an extremely important kidney surgery.

Due to massive stones in his right kidney the 21-year-old was set to go under the knife on Wednesday (May 29), but due to a sinus infection that caused him to have a high temperature doctors advised that he delay.

Phillips' girlfriend Hannah Blackwell took to her Twitter page yesterday to confirm the news writing, "Phillip’s surgery is not tomorrow, He will be fine when it is scheduled and is excited for tour. Thanks for your concern and respect.” Today (May 29) the rock star also expressed his feelings via his social media page tweeting, "Good days, bad days...you're gonna have them."

Throughout the three month competition the singer/songwriter's father Phillip Phillips Sr. told People magazine that he endured multiple surgeries explaining, "Eight operations since we started ‘American Idol’ … He’s hitting 50 percent, but he’s still up there swinging away.”

Once Phillip re-schedules the procedure the recovery will last "probably two to four weeks" according to his father and the proud dad can't wait to see him then saying, "He’s healthy, he’s good. His kidneys are good. I can’t wait for America and the whole world to see him, because he’s a big cut-up. He’s going to have some fun.”

Regardless of the recovery time, the southern singer says nothing will keep him from the "Idol" top 10 tour in July gushing, “I’m not going to be missing anything. I’ll be 100 percent by then, so I’m excited.”

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