During his time on “American Idol,” Phillip Phillips endured serious health complications. The singer underwent seven kidney surgeries during the competition and an eighth immediately after. In a 2012 interview with People, he shared, “It’s been the toughest year of my life, but it’s also going to be exciting. Phillips further explained that his health has improved and he is looking forward to starting his career.
Phillips then amassed a moderately successful start. His song, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” reached the Top 25 and spent 30 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. However, a third single from his self-titled album failed to crack the Top 50. The artist also had a fall-out with “American Idol” label, 19 Entertainment. Phillips filed a lawsuit against the company, but ultimately settled out of court, according to The Post and Courier.