AMERICAN IDOL 2012: Phillip Phillips. CR: Nino Munoz / FOX

Usually the person who wins American Idol spends the first several weeks performing on talk shows, events and concerts, but American Idol 2012 champ Phillip Phillips has been recovering from kidney surgery.

Phillip is happy to report that he is ready to perform again and has his first show since the surgery set. He’ll be a part of there performers at the Fourth of July on Washington D.C.’s National Mall.

The Idol winner will perform his hit single “Home” before an expected crowd of more than 300,000 just before the annual fireworks. He’ll be joined by country singer Josh Turner, actress and singer Megan Hilty, actor and Broadway star Matthew Broderick and more.

Two weeks ago, reigning American Idol Phillip Phillips had surgery to remove the kidney stones that had been plaguing him. The recovering Idol is happy to report that he’ll be performing again on the Fourth of July on Washington D.C.’s National Mall.

“It’s probably the biggest thing I’ve ever done besides American Idol,’ Phillip said. “I’m just excited to get out there and do my first real live performance since everything that’s been going on.”


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