Phillip Phillips was so overwhelmed after learning he'd won American Idol Wednesday night that tears of joy prevented him from singing his final song. The physical pain this young man has endured throughout much of his American Idol experience would have prevented many people from even remaining in the competition.
According to a report from Hollywood Life, Phillips was quietly dealing with this pain from a serious kidney ailment during the finale, too.
"It was very tough. Great doctors and people surrounding me; it's a blessing to have people that help out," he said.
He assures fans, however, that last night's tears were tears of joy--not tears of pain. He does have immediate plans to take care of the physical pain just the same.
"I'm going to get some surgery done and I will be done before and ready for the tour," he said.
Can you imagine wanting something the way Phillip Phillips wanted this American Idol title? Could you fathom withstanding the kind of exhaustion and physical pain this young man endured in order to reach for the stars?
Maybe that makes him even a bit more deserving of his new title. Now America--and his family, too, would simply like to see American Idol Phillip Phillips tend to his health.
His parents must have been very torn between urging him to go on with American Idol yet wanting him to have the surgery he so desperately needs. Can you imagine being a parent and watching your son or daughter make that kind of difficult decision? It very likely made the victory that much sweeter.
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