Phillip Phillips "Doing Well," To Participate in Full American Idol Tour

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Very good news for American Idol fans across the country: Phillip Phillips WILL be coming to a venue near you.

The Season 11 champion has been battling kidney problems for months and was scheduled to undergo surgery late last month that may have caused him to miss the opening couple dates on the show's upcoming summer tour.

But sources now tell E! News that Phillips is "doing well" and responding to an alternative treatment. He currently has no plans to follow through with any kind of procedure.

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"He will still be attending all the tour dates and is really looking forward to the launch on July 6," says a rep for the tour.

Phillips will likely be greeted with hearty rounds of applause everywhere he goes. The singer is off to an incredibly strong start to his post-show career, making American Idol history last month due to how many times folks downloaded his winning single, "Home."

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phillip says dont beleive everything you hear, in saying that if he really did have surgery, best wishes for a speedy recovery phillip

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I'm so happy for him. I believe he is a good guy. He reminds me of someone down to earth. Could have been from my hometown in Ohio.

American Idol Quotes

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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