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Kris Allen Safe After New Year’s Day Car Accident

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Kris Allen in the hospital on New Year's Day (Twitter/Kimberly Allen)

Season 8 “American Idol” winner Kris Allen and his pregnant wife are fortunately safe and sound after being involved in a head-on car accident on Wednesday morning. But with the bad news came some good news as well – Allen tweeted that he and his wife are also expecting their first child together.

Kris’ mom, Kimberly Allen, exclusively told Yahoo! Music that Kris is "in a lot of pain" but currently at home resting.

According to MTV News, the “Live Like We’re Dying” singer’s collision took place just a few hours into the new year. It’s unclear who was at fault or what the circumstances were surrounding the accident.

“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,” the singer wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday evening, later adding in, “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy.”

Kimberly Allen, tweeted this pic with a message from her son from the hospital. “From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision,” the post read.

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Zorro in the arms of a recovering Kris Allen (Lockerz/Katy Allen)

The singer’s wife, Katy Allen, later posted this photo to Lockerz of their French Bulldog, Zorro, cuddling with his daddy after their accident. “Zorro is fine too! Very shook up, but not injured,” Kimberly added on Twitter.

Kris, who parted ways with his record label (RCA) in September 2012, mentioned that his upcoming “Out Alive” tour (scheduled to begin on January 8), is not in jeopardy. “Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on,” the singer insisted.

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