Singer Kris Allen will undergo a second operation on his wrist on Monday (20May13) after breaking it in a car crash on New Year's Day (01Jan13).
The 2009 American Idol winner had his first surgery to fix the joint days after the accident, but he has yet to fully recover from the injury and now requires further treatment to aid the healing process.
In a post on his website, he explains, "There was always a good chance that it wouldn't heal properly because of how bad the break was. 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."
Allen, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Katy, has assured fans he will bounce back from the operation and insists it won't affect his music.
The 27 year old adds, "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...
"On Monday I go under the knife and I'll make sure to keep you guys updated as much as possible. I may be under the influence of some drugs, so I apologize for my tweets and posts in advance."