“American Idol” season eleven winner Phillip Phillips is just about ready to get back on the stage after undergoing his kidney surgery earlier this month. He suffered with massive kidney stones throughout the entire show, but managed to hold on to win the “Idol” prize. Now, he’s just about ready to perform with the rest of the show’s top ten in the tour.
In a new interview, Phillip revealed, “I’m getting better each day, so that’s a good thing. It was tough, you know, those first few days, but I’m getting to where I can pick the guitar back up and write a little bit.”
He will return to the stage at the July 4th celebration at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Afterward, Phillip will open the American Idols Live! tour in Detroit. The top ten will perform for 45 dates through October.