American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen was injured when his car was involved in a head-on collision on New Year’s day. Full details on how the car wreck took place are sketchy but according to posts on Twitter from the singer’s family, his wife Katy Allen, and beloved dog Zorro were also in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
“Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus,” his mom Kimberly Allen wrote on Twitter. “They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow.”
“Zorro is fine too! Very shook up, but not injured,” she added.
In the midst of all the bad news, there is some great news in all of this: Kris confirmed that his wife is pregnant with their first child. “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy,” he shared on his official Twitter account. A grateful Kris tweeted a thank you for Ford for their craftsmanship that he credits with keeping his family alive during the crash. “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.”
Though Allen sustained a broken wrist in the wreck, he says his upcoming tour, Out Alive, will still take place. “Don’t worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on.” The tour is set to open on January 8 in Killington, VT.
See a photo of Kris’ pup snuggling with his injured dad below.