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Kris Allen Injured in Car Accident; Reveals He’s Going to Be a Father

@allen_kimberly/Twitter(NEW YORK) -- Kris Allen was involved in a head-on car collision on New Year’s Day, but he appears to be in good spirits and is excited to share the news that his wife Katy is expecting a baby.

The American Idol season eight champ tweeted late Tuesday night, “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy”  Allen added, “Thank you @ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family @katyallen @ZorroPup [his dog] and the little one we have on the way safe.”

Allen’s mom, Kimberly Allen, tweeted a photo of her wide-eyed son in a neck brace, nursing his arm — presumably he was just making that face for the camera — and wrote, “From Kris: he’s in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please!”

She added, "Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but ALIVE!” She also said that the couple’s dog is all good: “Zorro is fine too! Very shook up, but not injured.”

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