American Idol Winner Kris Allen and Pregnant Wife Injured in Car Accident

American Idol winner Kris Allen and his pregnant wife were injured in a serious car accident on New Year’s Day.  High-school sweethearts Kris and Katy Allen, married in 2008, are expecting their first child together. American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen reportedly broke his right wrist in the head-on collision. His wife, Katy Allen, suffered only minor injuries and the baby appears to be fine. The couple’s dog, Zorro, was also in the car and is okay as well.

American Idol winner Kris Allen
Photo credit: FOX Television 

“Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight,” Allen posted on his Twitter feed after the accident. “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,” the singer said in a follow-up tweet. Allen took home a Ford vehicle as part of his prize package for winning American Idol.

Kris Allen’s mother, Kimberly Allen, also posted details about the wreck on her Twitter page. “Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but alive! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow,” Kimberly wrote. “Zorro is fine, too! Very shook up, but not injured.” In another tweet, she added:  “From Kris: he’s in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please!”

Despite the injury to his arm, Kris Allen said he intends to go ahead with plans for his upcoming tour anyway. “Don’t worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on,” he tweeted.

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