• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

'American Idol's' Kris Allen and Pregnant Wife Injured in Car Accident

The season eight winner was involved a head-on collision on New-Year's Day.

Chris Allen Car Accident
Courtesy of Kimberly Allen/Twitter

American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen and his wife Katy were involved in a head-on collision New-Year's Day which left the singer with a broken arm. 

Allen and his family, including dog, Zorro, were all in the car, according to the singer's mother, Kimberly, who tweeted: "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."

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 12: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Search for a Winner 

The "Live Like You're Dying" singer is supposed to begin his "Out Alive" tour this month, but it looks like his guitar playing may be sidelined for a bit. He updated fans on the status of his condition via the micro-blogging site, adding that he and his wife are expecting their first baby.

"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," Allen tweeted. (Worth noting: Allen was awarded a Ford car after winning Idol in May 2009.)

STORY: Kris Allen: I Still Love 'American Idol' 

Shortly after the news broke late Tuesday night, many well-wishers, including E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt and his wife, offered words of encouragement.

"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," Maureen Van Zandt tweeted.

Just last month, Allen hosted a Stageit.com concert where he dedicated a beautiful new song to the families of Newtown, Connecticut. Watch the video below:

All of us at THR's Idol Worship wish the Allens a speedy recovery.

Twitter: @Idol_Worship