Katy Allen (L) and singer Kris Allen arrive at Fox's "American Idol" season 10 finale results show held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Boy, oh, boy! Kris Allen and his wife Katy O'Connell will welcome their first son together this July, the season 8 American Idol champ revealed for the first time during an interview with Hollywire TV during the SXSW Festival March 16.

"I am really excited," the 27-year-old singer-songwriter said. "I've always wanted to be a dad." Adding that he "just found out" his child's gender, Allen said his high school sweetheart has "already started buying him clothes like mine. He's already got some [fedoras]."

The "Vision of Love" singer also shared an update on his wrist, which was "shattered" when he was involved in a head-on collision on New Year's Day. "It's getting better, but it's slow," Allen said. "I'm not quite playing [guitar] yet, but I'm getting there. It's so frustrating, but it's okay. I've actually started picking it up and messing around a little bit."

Allen expects to make a full recovery while he lays down tracks for his upcoming third studio album. "I'll make whatever feels right and just let people hear it," he said of his new material.