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American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Is Healthy Enough to Start Summer Tour on Time

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Phillip Phillips doesn't need to stay "Home," hooray!

The American Idols Live tour will not be without this season's winner when it kicks off July 6 in Detroit, a tour rep exclusively tells E! News.

Considering Phillips said a few weeks ago that one of his kidneys basically wasn't working and he came close to quitting the show, that's some huge news. But how are the 21-year-old singer's internal organs holding up now?

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A source close to Phillips originally told E! News that he was scheduled to do Idol press in New York and then fly home to Georgia for surgery right after the American Idol finale, and then it was rumored that the procedure had been scheduled.

But he didn't make it to New York, instead participating in the process remotely. Surgery remains an option, sources tell us, but alternative treatment has proved effective and doctors have given him the OK to commence rocking out next month.

Phillips "is being treated and doing well," says an insider. Meanwhile, the young man and his family are keeping further details about the nature of his treatment and any future treatment he may require private.

But apparently he's doing well enough to slog out a 45-date tour!

"He will still be attending all the tour dates and is really looking forward to the launch on July 6," the tour rep says. And after this year's Idol top 10 have crisscrossed the country, they'll play their final show Sept. 11 in Milwaukee.

—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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