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Ailing American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will not have his long overdue kidney surgery today as scheduled, because he’s burning up with a fever.

As if he weren’t enduring enough turmoil, Phillips now has a bad sinus infection that has triggered a high fever. As a result, surgeons will not operate.

We’re told the surgery has been rescheduled for early next week.

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Phillip has a serious congenital kidney condition that produces kidney stones so large he cannot pass them. This has all but debilitated his right kidney.

He’s been through eight surgeries to date, and battled through almost the entire season of American Idol with a stent that was inserted two months ago.

This caused Phillip extreme, continuous pain … almost as bad as what this young Jessica Sanchez fan went through a week ago Wednesday.

Get well soon P-squared.