Idol-winner Phillips cancels Springfield date


Singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips, the American Idol season-11 winner, has canceled his May 16 appearance at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, we’re told.

According to the center’s Facebook page, the concert has been postponed and “details are being worked out and all ticket holders will receive communication within a week.”

Billboard.com reported late Monday afternoon that “following doctor’s orders, Phillip Phillips has canceled the remaining nine dates of his college tour.

“His doctor said he has to get off the road,” a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. “He was playing six shows a week, and it’s too much for him.”

The 22-year-old Leesburg, Ga., resident has had ongoing kidney issues. Surgery last year to remove massive kidney stones, as well as a combination of exhaustion and dehydration, have been slowing him down, according to Billboard.com and The Hollywood Reporter.

Phillips made the announcement official on his Facebook page Monday morning, assuring fans that the nine remaining dates — including one in Dublin — will be honored.

“Hey guys, due to doctor’s orders I have to postpone my last few tour dates. They will be rescheduled!” he wrote. “Looking forward to seeing you all on on the John Mayer tour this summer!”

According to Billboard.com, “Gone, Gone, Gone” continues to build at radio, with a top 10 showing (No. 8) on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart.


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