‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Out of Hospital After Kidney Surgery

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American Idol champ Phillip Phillips checked out of the hospital Sunday afternoon after undergoing kidney surgery in Los Angeles, E! News is exclusively reporting.

“I’m out of the hospital and back to work,” the 21-year-old from Leesburg, GA, said. “Looking forward to the future.”

As previously reported, Phillips underwent a six and a half hour procedure to remove “enormous” kidney stones that he was unable to pass on his own. The surgery was expected to take place a few weeks ago, but was pushed back when Phillips became stricken with a fever and sinus infection.

According to reports, Phillips is back to work and will be ready to go when the American Idol season 11 summer tour kicks off in Detroit, on July 6.

Phillips, who was often compared to the likes of Dave Matthews during his run on the series, was crowned the winner of season 11, on May 23, ousting 16-year-old power vocalist Jessica Sanchez. He has since dominated the charts with his debut single, ‘Home,’ which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.