American Idol’s Kris Allen Announces Baby News Post-Car Accident: I'm Going to be a Dad!

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All was not quiet on New Year’s Day for Kris Allen!

The American Idol season eight winner announced on his Twitter that he and wife, Katy O’Connell, are expecting their first child together in 2013 — after the couple were involved in a serious car accident on Jan. 1.

“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 last night, adding, “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnebeadaddy.”

After spending the holiday in the emergency room, Kris sustained a broken wrist.

In December, the “Live Like We’re Dying” singer revealed his plans for a 2013 tour, which is set to kick off in Killington, Vt. on Jan. 8. And he’s not letting his injury set him back.

“Don’t worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on,” he shared.

Kris, 27, married Katy — his high school sweetheart – on Sept. 26, 2008. This is the first child for both.

“She’s been my best friend for a long time,” he says about his wife. “She’s the coolest chick in the world.”

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