updated 05/23/2012 AT 4:45 PM ET
•originally published 06/07/2012 AT 11:15 AM ET
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has finally had the surgery he’s needed since he started the singing competition earlier this year.
The Georgia-bred heartthrob, 21, was under the knife for six and a half hours yesterday, according to TMZ, to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.
“Surgery went well,” his rep tells PEOPLE. “He’s resting.”