Baby on the Way for Kris Allen

01/02/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

American Idol's Kris Allen Expecting First Child
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Kris Allen certainly started the new year off with a bang — he was involved in a head-on collision Tuesday evening, resulting in a broken wrist — and a pregnancy announcement.

“Thank you Ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family [wife Katy and French bulldog Zorro] and the little one we have on the way safe,” the American Idol winner, 27, Tweeted.

“Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy”

The musician assures fans that his “Out Alive” tour — scheduled to begin next week — is still on, although with surgery planned for Friday, Allen may not be able to play guitar for a bit.

He and Katy, his high school sweetheart, were married in September 2008.

— Sarah Michaud

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Mimi on

Congrats on your new lil one! And I’m happy you all made it through okay from the accident.

Lauren Kaminski on

They’re the cutest couple and thank God that they’re alive! Congratulations,they’re going to be great parents!:)

Audrey on

Congratulations and thank goodness you were not seriously injured!

daffywak on

Congrats to Kris Katy and Zorro. Thank god the crash was not more serious than that!!!!!

klutzy_girl on

Glad all four of them are okay, and congratulations to Katy and Kris!

leigh on

Congratulations to the Allen family!

Cinder Lou on

Congratulations to Kris, Katy, Zorro and the new baby on the way! I’m glad no one was badly hurt!

monica on

Awww cute congrats

amy on

i wonder if it is a boy or a girl

Unkown on


SarahJane on

Yay! I love his music! I wish more had songs had been played on the radio. His album was fantastic! Glad they’re all alright!

denise on

Congratulations Best of Luck,

djg on

Congrats to this sweet family, and can’t wait to hear more music from Kris! God bless!

martine on

How scary. Thank goodness they are ok.

RFC on

Congrats Kris, Katy, and Zorro. I’m so glad none of you were more seriously injured, especially after seeing the pics of your mangled SUV. You’ve definitely got an angel looking out for all of you.

tanyajb2002 on

Kris, that’s a hand worth breaking….CONGRATS!!!!

Becky on

Congrats..Glad you are ok after your wreck..You both look like your could still be in bhigh school..

Kiki on

I like how he just slipped the baby announcement in the statement about the crash. All his fan (including me) were like “THERE’S A BABY ONE THE WAY?!?!” lol, Best wishes to them!

merry on

I adore young couples who’ve been together (especially married) for quite a long time. Congrats on the baby!

Kim on

Such an adorable couple. Glad they are all okay.

Mockingbird94 on

Congrats! They’ll be great parents!!

Anonymous on

Aww, congrats to them! Thankful they are all okay!

Anonymous on

They are cute and I love his music! This picture is kind of funny though – they both look like they have vampire fangs! Hee hee!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them, and I’m glad everyone’s okay! I also hope that the accident didn’t force them to announce the pregnancy earlier then they wanted to!

SG on

love you so much Kris Allen, and wish you a fast recovery, you are a fabulous singer, an amazing musician..& ehmmm..a hot guy!

Lia on

Congratulations on the baby Katy and Kris. You’re going to be amazing parents. 🙂 So glad you guys made it through the accident too. Stay safe, and good luck on the surg Kris.