“American Idol” Season 8 winner Kris Allen is starting off the new year with some highs and some lows.
On Tuesday, the 28-year-old and his wife Kathy were involved in a car crash that landed the singer in the hospital.
“From Kris: he’s in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision,” Kris’ mom, Kimberly Allen, Tweeted, while posting a photo of her son in a neck brace and his arm in a sling.
“Kristopher and Katy [Allen, Kris’ wife] are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow,” she continued.
The singer’s dog, Zorro, was also in the car at the time of the crash.
“Zorro is fine too!” Kim wrote. “Very shook up, but not injured.”
Later on Tuesday, Kris hit Twitter and announced some better news.
“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 wrote.
Adding, “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy.”
And despite his accident, his planned upcoming tour will proceed as planned.
“Don’t worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on,” he added.
-- Jesse Spero