LOS ANGELES -- "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips, who was plagued by serious kidney problems during the singing contest, is recovering from surgery.
A spokeswoman for series producer 19 Entertainment said Thursday that the operation went well for the 21-year-old Phillips.
Leslie Fradkin says the singer from Leesburg, Georgia, will be ready for the July 6 start of the "American Idol" national concert tour.
The guitar-playing Phillips defeated 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez to become the 11th season victor last month.
The Associated Press