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American Idol Winner Kris Allen to Have Second Wrist Surgery

Kris Allen hopes to soon live like he's got two good wrists.

The former American Idol winner is about to undergo a second surgery to repair his wrist, which hasn't healed properly after he broke it badly in a recent car accident.

"My wrist has not healed like it should and I am going to need another surgery," he writes on his website. "My surgery will leave me with limited movement for the rest of my life but will take away the pain and give me most of my strength back."

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Kris was in the car accident in on New Year's Day 2013 and underwent his first wrist surgery at that time.

Kris now hopes to save others from a similar fate by discouraging them from using their phones while driving, which is what he was doing at the time of crash.

"The only thing that keeps coming to mind (and may seem trivial to some) is DO NOT GET ON YOUR PHONE AND DRIVE! This is an issue I've had to get better at myself," he says. "My family is safe and I will end up in great shape, but this could've been a lot worse."

Kris beat out Adam Lambert for the Idol Season 8 crown back in 2009.

Kris's second album was released almost exactly a year ago. He and wife Katy are expecting their second child a boy later this year.

We're wishing Kris a speedy recovery!

Source: Kris Allen's website

05.17.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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