Idol finalist Phillip Phillips has gone against his doctor’s wishes and refused surgery for his severe kidney problems in order to compete on American Idol.
Phillips has stated that he will work through the pain in order to win the show despite the fact it is taking a toll on his body.
Suffering from kidney problems, Phillips started the competition and quickly had a stent put in which would act as a temporary fix until he could have surgery.
It is understood the recovery time for the surgery would be up to six weeks.
While his condition may be affecting his performance, he has also missed out on certain aspects of being an Idol finalist such as the filming of the Ford commercials.