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Report: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Phil Phillips Rushed to Hospital

Michael Becker / FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Phil Phillips, the guitar-playing American Idol contestant who some odds makers have picked as their top choice to win this year’s competition, was rushed to a medical facility with abdominal pains Thursday morning, according to TMZ.

On Wednesday night, Phillips performed Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” on the show.

The website reported that Phillips was complaining of “intense pain” in his stomach, and that people close to the singer suspect that it was caused by gallstones.  A source at the pawn shop in Georgia where Phillips worked before “Idol” told TMZ that Phillips was hospitalized in January for that condition.

Fox told ABC News Radio that it had no comment on the TMZ report.

Contestants needing emergency medical attention seem to be as much a part of any American Idol season as Randy Jackson saying “Yo, dawg.”  Casey Abrams, Crystal Bowersox, Lauren Alaina and David Cook are just a few of the contestants who’ve had health crises during the competition.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Report: Wendy Williams Will Be Dancing with the Stars

Photo Courtesy - Disney/ABC Television Group(NEW YORK) -- Syndicated TV talk show host Wendy Williams will reportedly be a contestant on the next edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

The New York Post reports Williams will put her show on hiatus while she participates next month.  A spokesperson for The Wendy Williams Show was unable to confirm the report.

Other celebrities rumored to be joining the cast this season include reality star Kendra Wilkinson of Girls Next Door, former Full House star Candice Cameron Bure and former Renegade star Lorenzo Lamas.

The cast for the 12th installment of Dancing with the Stars will be announced Feb. 28.  The show debuts March 21.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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