Kris Allen Needs Second Wrist Surgery After January Car Crash

Celebrity News May. 17, 2013 AT 3:00PM
Kris Allen Kris Allen Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Kris Allen's road to recovery has taken a slight detour. The Season 8 American Idol winner broke his wrist during a January car accident, and now the 27-year-old "Vision of Love" singer is being forced to undergo surgery for the second time.

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"There was always a good chance that it wouldn't heal properly because of how bad the break was," Allen explained on his official website May 16. "My wrist has not healed like it should and I am going to need another surgery. My surgery will leave me with limited movement for the rest of my life but will take away the pain and give me most of my strength back."

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"For those of you who are getting worried right about now. . .don't," he continued. "I will be fine. 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."

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Allen, whose wife Katy O'Connell is pregnant with their first child, said that while his injury may affect his touring schedule, it won't prevent him from making more music. "On Monday I go under the knife and I'll make sure to keep you guys updated as much as possible," the singer-songwriter added. "I may be under the influence of some drugs, so I apologize for my tweets and posts in advance."

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