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American Idol

Kris Allen Breaks Arm in Serious Car Crash — Also Announces He’s Going to Be a Dad!

Leave it to Kris Allen to add a positive spin to a nightmare situation!

The new year has not started off particularly well for the American Idol Season 8 winner. His mom, Kimberly Allen, tweeted this photo of Kris in the hospital on Tuesday, after the singer, his pregnant wife, and their dog were in a serious car accident. Kimberly wrote, "From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision." She added of Kris's wife, "Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow."

Kris updated with his own tweet, including a shoutout to his Idol car prize: "Thank you @ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family @katyallen @ZorroPup and the little one we have on the way safe."

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A little one on the way! Kris added, "Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy." Congratulations! Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say, so even though it's going to be hard for Kris to perform, he definitely has a lot to look forward to this year. But for anyone concerned, Kris also tweeted, "Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on."

What a trooper! We hope Kris, Katy and Zorro make full recoveries soon.

Sources: E! News, @allen_kimberly, @KrisAllen

01.2.2013 / 04:54 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: American Idol, Celebrity Moms & Babies, News, Kris Allen

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