Kris Allen Welcomes Son Oliver Neil
Is it too early to sign him up for guitar lessons?
American Idol winner Kris Allen and his wife Katy welcomed their first child, son Oliver Neil Allen, on Tuesday, July 30, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“Happy day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people,” the singer Tweets. The baby boy weighs in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and is 20¾ inches long. “Mom and baby are doing great,” the rep tells PEOPLE.
Allen, 28, and his wife revealed back in January that they were expecting. “I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad,” Allen later said. “My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He’s already got some [fedoras].”
It’s been a year of joy but also hardship for Allen. Also in January, he and Katy were involved in a serious car accident that shattered Allen’s wrist.
He has had at least three surgeries on it since, and recently said he would have limited movement in that wrist for the rest of his life — though it won’t keep him from making music.
“I will be fine,” he told fans. “After everything is healed I will be able to play guitar. I will be able to play piano. I will be able to throw a baseball with my kid. I will be able to do the things that I love to do. Just not a proper push-up.”