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'American Idol' Season 3 Alum John Stevens Fractures Skull, Arm After Being Run Over

John Stevens
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John Stevens

American Idol Season 3 alum John Stevens is recovering from serious injuries -- including a fractured skull -- after being run over by a van in the Boston area.

The accident also left the 28-year-old crooner with deafness in one ear, as well as swelling on the brain and two broken bones in his right arm, Stevens' mom told WGRZ.com.

"Thank you to everyone who has been calling, texting and messaging. Early this week I was hit by a van while out for a run and suffered a fractured skull and dislocated and broken arm," he shared his Facebook page. " Among other injuries and disorders I'm dealing with, it appears I will have some, if not total deafness in my right ear."

Stevens -- who was born in Buffalo, New York-- was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital and released in the care of his family, he said.

"The staff at Mass General were above and beyond anything I could've ever asked for," he wrote. "My parents have taken me back to buffalo for a couple weeks to heal and recover from the accident since I won't be able to work. Thank you very much for all of the well wishes and prayers. It truly means a lot to me."

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At 16 years of age, Stevens was the youngest contestant ever to make the finals of American Idol at the time, competing against eventual winner Fantasia Barrino, future Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and future Broadway star Diana DeGarmo. He finished in sixth place after charming audiences with his initial audition performing songs by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

In 2005, Stevens released his debut album, Red, through Maverick Records. Produced by Steven Tyrell and executive produced by David Foster, Red reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart in its first week of release. He went on to graduate from the Berklee College of Music in 2009 and released the holiday album, Home for Christmas, in November of that same year.

He still performs in Boston with the Beantown Swing Orchestra and his own group, The John Stevens Band.

Stevens is now employed as a hotel concierge at a Boston hotel.

Shortly after the news spread of Stevens' injury, Season 3 alum Jon Peter Lewis reached out with well wishes on social media.


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