2013 got off to an emotional start for Season 8 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen, who was involved in a head-on automobile accident on New Year's Day. His wife, actress Katy Allen, and Internet-famous dog, Zorro, were also in the car at the time. According to tweets from Kris's mother, Kimberly Allen, Katy and Zorro are "pretty beat up" but doing fine; however, Kris broke his arm and will undergo surgery on January 2.
On the happier side, though, shortly after his accident, Kris used his non-broken arm to tweet that Katy is pregnant with their first child. "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 tweeted. "Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy"
Fortunately for Kris, the broken arm was the only injury he sustained, so the situation could have been much, much worse. And thankfully, the future of his ironically/prophetically titled "Out Alive" tour, which begins January 8, is not in jeopardy. Although Kimberly tweeted that Kris "may not play guitar for a while" as he recovers from his operation, Kris clarified on Twitter: "Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on." (Kris's brother, Daniel Allen, added on Twitter: "@KrisAllen s 1st words after setting his broken arm, 'I HAVE TO MAKE THE 1st SHOW GUYS, I HAVE TO MAKE THE 1st SHOW!!!' #DEDICATIONBRO")
Kimberly tells Yahoo!'s Reality Rocks that Kris is "in a lot of pain" but is currently at home resting. No further details of the crash are available as of this writing, but a hospital photo uploaded by Kimberly, featuring Kris making one of his signature goofy expressions (see above), indicates that the "Idol" cut-up's sense of humor was not injured one bit in the accident. Here's wishing Kris a speedy recovery and a happy, safe new year for the entire expanding Allen family!