The New Year did not get off to a great start for “American Idol” season eight winner Kris Allen and his pregnant wife as they were sadly both injured in a head-on collision. While the singers wife (and their faithful dog Zorro) are walking away with some painful bumps and bruises, Allen left the scene of the accident with a broken arm.
Kris Allen’s mother, Kimberly, took to her twitter page yesterday to update followers on the condition of the couple and their pooch, saying “Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow. Zorro is fine, too! Very shook up, but not injured."
Allen took time out from what was surely a painful and stressful day to give a shout-out to the company which made his car and kept his family safe in the accident. On Twitter he said “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.”
What will this injury mean for the Allen? Allen is supposed to be kicking off his “Out Alive” tour this month, but with a broken bone it might be a bit troublesome to play a guitar, and so many fans were wondering if this meant the tour would have to be pushed back. Allen took to his Twitter once again to clear the air and reassure his fans that the show must, and will go on. “Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on," he said.
E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt and his wife sent out a tweet of support late Tuesday night to Allen, his wife and the little bun in the oven. Maureen Van Zandt tweeted "Stevie and I are sending love and prayers out to Kris and all of you. So thankful it wasn't worse & that he's doing well."
So when all is said and done, the important thing is that the singer and his family are safe and thrilled to announce that they will be bringing a baby into the world. “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy." Allen Tweeted. What a way to ring in a new year.