Kris Allen Injured: Car Crash Leaves ‘American Idol’ Star With Broken Arm

Former American Idol winner Kris Allen was injured on New Year’s Day after being involved in a head-on car crash in Arkansas.

According to, the 27-year-old singer, his wife Katy, and his dog Zorro were all in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Kris’ mom, Kimberly Allen, took to Twitter to update fans about the singer’s status after the scary crash.

“From Kris: he’s in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision,” Mrs. Allen tweeted Tuesday evening, along with a picture of the former Idol star bandaged up in the hospital.

Allen’s mother went on to write:

“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.”

Kris, who became the latest male Idol winner to lose his major record label deal
 in September, later hopped on Twitter himself to assure fans that he was fine after the “really bad wreck,” noting that he broke his wrist, but still plans to go out on his upcoming Out Alive tour, which is slated to kick off in Vermont on January 8.

He then revealed the exciting news that he and his wife are expecting their first child later this year.

Congrats Kris and Katy on the forthcoming bundle of joy!