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Kris Allen Gets In Head-On Collision, Announces Wife’s Pregnancy On New Year’s Day

Lyndsey Parker
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photo: Kimberly Allen's Twitter

2013 got off to an emotional start for Season 8 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen, who was involved in a head-on automobile accident on New Year's Day. His wife, actress Katy Allen, and Internet-famous dog, Zorro, were also in the car at the time. According to tweets from Kris's mother, Kimberly Allen, Katy and Zorro are "pretty beat up" but doing fine; however, Kris broke his arm and will undergo surgery on January 2.

On the happier side, though, shortly after his accident, Kris used his non-broken arm to tweet that Katy is pregnant with their first child. "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," he tweeted. "Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy"

photo: Kris Allen's Instagram

Fortunately for Kris, the broken arm was the only injury he sustained, so the situation could have been much, much worse. And thankfully, the future of his ironically/prophetically titled "Out Alive" tour, which begins January 8, is not in jeopardy. Although Kimberly tweeted that Kris "may not play guitar for a while" as he recovers from his operation, Kris clarified on Twitter: "Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on." (Kris's brother, Daniel Allen, added on Twitter: "@KrisAllen s 1st words after setting his broken arm, 'I HAVE TO MAKE THE 1st SHOW GUYS, I HAVE TO MAKE THE 1st SHOW!!!' #DEDICATIONBRO")

Kimberly tells Yahoo!'s Reality Rocks that Kris is "in a lot of pain" but is currently at home resting. No further details of the crash are available as of this writing, but a hospital photo uploaded by Kimberly, featuring Kris making one of his signature goofy expressions (see above), indicates that the "Idol" cut-up's sense of humor was not injured one bit in the accident. Here's wishing Kris a speedy recovery and a happy, safe new year for the entire expanding Allen family!

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