'American Idol' Champ Phillip Phillips Leaves Hospital After Kidney Surgery
Talk about being a trooper! Phillip Phillips underwent successful kidney surgery in Los Angeles and is already signing authographs for fans!
The American Idol winner told E! News, "I'm out of the hospital and back to work! Looking forward to the future."
The 21-year-old endured a kidney ailment during the season and was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. In fact, during the season it was revealed that he had eight minor surgeries due to kidney stones. The stones harmed his right kidney, so a stent was temporarily implanted in order for him to complete the competition.
Phillip previously told E! News he had "some bad days... and some pretty good days" during the season. Indicating he definitely thought about going ahead with the surgery mid-season, he had "a lot of great doctors and a lot of great people who helped me through it."
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phillip!