Singer KRIS ALLEN is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair his broken wrist.

The former American Idol winner was hospitalised in January (13) after he was involved in a car crash on New Year's Day (01Jan13), and a short time later he went under the knife for an operation to fix his injured right hand.

On Monday (20May13) he sought more medical treatment after the joint failed to heal properly, and he has since given fans an update on his condition on, uploading an image of himself resting in bed with his dog, alongside the caption, "Surgery went well. This guys keepin me company (sic)."

The Live Like We're Dying hitmaker also posted a photo of his wrist in a large cast, and thanked his followers for all their love and support in a message on his official web page, writing, "I am excited about my future. I'm excited about new music. I'm excited to get back out there and enjoy a great night with my fans on the road.

"This will affect things a little in the timing category but don't worry, the things I just mentioned will come. Nothing will stop me from doing what I love and making music for you guys... Thank y'all for your love."