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'American Idol' Champ and Father-To-Be Kris Allen Injured In Head-On Car Crash

By Lindsey DiMattina, Hollywood.com Staff

New Year's Day recovery had a different, much more serious meaning for American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen. Allen and his wife, Katy, were involved in a bad car crash Tuesday, leaving him with a broken wrist. While he is recovering and in good spirits, he still has to undergo surgery on Wednesday.

Allen's mother, Kimberly Allen, took to Twitter to reveal the news on his behalf for fans. ""From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision,"" she wrote, along with posting a picture of her son in a neck brace and arm brace. ""Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow.""

Allen's mother added that the family's dog, Zorro, who was in the car during the crash, is doing okay, too. ""Zorro is fine too! Very shook up, but not injured,"" she said.

A few hours later, Allen himself wrote to his fans on Twitter. He first thanked Ford (the maker of his automobile) for saving him and his family. ""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 said.

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.

— Kris Allen (@KrisAllen) January 2, 2013

But, with the scary news, Allen dropped some good news, too. ""Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy"" he said.

Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy

— Kris Allen (@KrisAllen) January 2, 2013

Despite the car crash and becoming a new father, Allen plans to continue with his tour on January 8, as planned. ""Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on,"" he wrote. While fans will likely rejoice at this news, the name of Allen's tour suddenly has a much graver connotation.

Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on.

— Kris Allen (@KrisAllen) January 2, 2013Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat.

[Photo Credit: Twitter]

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