January 2, 2013


Kris Allen Survives Car Accident, Reveals He's Gonna Be a Dad

Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009
Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009

Stars reveal baby news in odd ways. If you're Kanye West, you make the announcement onstage using Auto-Tune. Jessica Simpson, on the other hand, dons a monster costume and makes a silly "mummy" pun.

Guitar-strumming dude Kris Allen just out-performed both of them in terms of situational strangeness, though. The American Idol winner slipped his baby revelation into a tweet about surviving a car accident on New Year's Day. "Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby," Allen tweeted. Succinct and informative! Who says 140 characters aren't enough?

Although Allen's mother said "he's in a lot of pain" after suffering a broken arm and is "pretty beat up," the singer-songwriter and his wife are reportedly doing fine after being immediately hospitalized.

Ever the faithful spokesman, Allen even managed to turn a car accident into an opportunity to promote the car company he and Idol are tied to. "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," Allen tweeted.

Strange? A lil bit. Most people think, "Thank you Lord" after surviving a head-on collision, but Kris Allen says, "Thank you Ford." Then again, maybe he's just a big Brave New World fan.