season 11 frontrunner Phillip Phillips was rushed to a medical facility early Thursday morning for treatment. According to TMZ
the singer was complaining of intense abdomen pain and was taken to see a doctor. The most likely cause of the pain is gallstones, as TMZ has
learned that Phillips was similarly hospitalized in January.
UPDATE: Zap2It has confirmed that Phillips is fine, back in the studio and will be on Thursday's results show.
In the past contestants have been taken to the hospital and been just fine. Two years ago, American Idol
finalist Crystal Bowersox was also rushed to the hospital early in the season due to complications with her diabetes. And last season Casey Abrams had a similar situation.
Phillips is the odds-on favorite to win
and his performance of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" Wednesday night was well-received.
The American Idol
results show airs Thursday at 8pm on FOX.
Source: TMZ(Image and video courtesy of FOX)