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"American Idol" Season 8 winner Kris Allen is starting off the new year with some highs and some lows.

On Tuesday, the 28-year-old and his wife Kathy were involved in a car crash that landed the singer in the hospital.

"From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision," Kris' mom, Kimberly Allen, Tweeted, while posting a photo of her son in a neck brace and his arm in a sling.

"Kristopher and Katy [Allen, Kris' ...

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