American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen is undergoing surgery again to repair an injury stemming from a January car accident.
"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," he said in a message posted on his official web site. "For those of you who are getting worried right about now...don't. 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, 27, first underwent surgery immediately following the head-on wreck. However, he said his wrist had not healed properly because of how severe the break was. He also reminded his fans not to drive and use a phone at the same time — the reason for his accident. Allen's wife, Katy, who was pregnant at the time, was also in the car, but she was not seriously injured. They are expecting a son in July.
"So on Monday I go under the knife and I'll make sure to keep you guys updated as much as possible," Allen continued. "I may be under the influence of some drugs so I apologize for my tweets and posts in advance."