Kris Allen & Wife Expecting A Boy; Idol Champ 'Really Excited'

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Kris Allen and wife Katy hang out after dinner at Simon at Palms Place in Las Vegas on December 31, 2009 -- Scott Monaco

Kris Allen has revealed the gender of his soon-to-arrive baby.

The "American Idol" Season 8 champ and wife Katy -- who tied the knot in 2008 -- are expecting a boy.

"I am really excited. I've always wanted to be a dad. We just found out... it's going to be a boy," the singer told Hollywire at SXSW. "My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He's already got some [fedoras]."

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Kris, 27, announced his wife's pregnancy back in January after the couple was involved in a car accident.

The singer-songwriter - who broke his wrist in the harrowing head-on collision just days before kicking off his "Out Alive" tour - said he's gradually recovering.

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"It's getting better but it's slow. Apparently I shattered it," he said of his wrist. "I'm not quite playing [guitar] yet, but I'm getting there.

"It's so frustrating, but it's okay. I've actually started picking it up and messing around with it a little bit," he added.

Katy is due in July.

-- Erin O'Sullivan

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