‘American Idol’ notes: Kris Allen turns things around, announces wife’s pregnancy

Kris AllenMrs. Carter: Maybe Kris Allen is having a pretty great 2013, after all!

Late Tuesday, there was some sad news that surfaced when it came to the “American Idol” season 8 champ, as he, his wife, Katy, and his dog Zorro were all involved in a car accident that left the singer with some broken bones. Thankfully, there were no other major injuries to report … which is especially a good thing considering the news breaking now that the Allen family has a new addition on the way.

In a series of posts on his Twitter account used at first to thank fans for their support after the accident, Kris also took the opportunity to make the moment into a positive and announce that Katy is expecting the couple’s first child:

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

In what must be a great moment of PR for Ford (which is ironically a major “American Idol” sponsor), Kris also posted a message thanking the automaker for building a car that kept his entire family safe:

“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.”

There is also some good news when it comes to Kris’ injury: while it appeared at first as though he had broken his entire arm in the accident (judging from some photos posted by his mother), the singer confirmed that he actually only broke his wrist, and that his upcoming “Out Alive” tour is still a go.

Congratulations to Kris and his family on their new addition! If you want to watch a promo for “American Idol” season 12 (which is now just two short weeks away), you can do so over here.

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