Phillip Phillips will not have kidney surgery today as previously scheduled because he’s battling a high fever caused by a bad sinus infection. Phillip suffers from a serious congenital kidney condition that produces kidney stones so large he cannot pass them.
The condition has virtually debilitated his right kidney, and he’s had eight prior surgeries as a result. Phillip has had a flare-up through almost the entire American Idol competition, and his condition required that a stent be surgically implanted two months ago, which has caused him extreme and continuous pain.
As a result of the high fever, surgeons will not operate. Phillips’ surgery has been rescheduled for early next week.