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'American Idol's' Kris Allen in car crash, announces he'll be a father

Jan. 2, 2013 at 7:20 AM ET

"American Idol"  season eight winner Kris Allen was in a car accident Tuesday. Luckily, he's mostly fine. Even luckier, he's going to be a daddy!

"From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision," his mother, Kimberly Allen, tweeted Tuesday evening, including a picture of a good-natured Allen looking rather shocked as he clutched his wounded arm. 

She continued, "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."

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As for the "Vision of Love" singer's adorable French bulldog? "Zorro is fine too!" Kim wrote. "Very shook up, but not injured."

Later, Kris took to his Twitter to reassure his fans ... and let slip some exciting 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.

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

And as for a musical hiatus? "Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on," he clarified. Well, 2013 is certainly looking up from here!

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