Phillip Phillips Rushed to Hospital for Kidney Stones

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Fresh off another very strong performance, the future of one of our favorite American Idol contestants is in doubt.

TMZ confirms that Phillip Phillips - who covered Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" to close out last night's performance show - was rushed to the hospital this morning with abdominal pain.

Details remain scarce, but sources close to the singer say the condition may be gallstones and that Phillips suffered through a similar condition in January and also sought medical attention for it at that time.

Phillip Phillips on Stage

Let's all hope the scare isn't anything serious and that Phillips, who Randy Jackson compared to Dave Matthews last week and who sits near the top of all power rankings, is healthy enough to continue on the show.

We'll update this story as more news breaks.

UPDATE: Phillips WILL do all he can to remain in the competition, his father says, confirming his son is going through kidney stone difficulties but will postpone all procedures until his run on Idol is complete.

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Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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