'American Idol' alum John Stevens fractures skull after being hit by a van

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'American Idol' Alum John Stevens Hit by Van While Jogging, Fractures Skull

Singer John Stevens is recovering from serious injuries after he was hit by a van while out for a run in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

The 28-year-old former American Idol contestant revealed on Facebook that he suffered a fractured skull and a broken arm as a result of the accident, which occurred last week. He also might lose all hearing in his right ear.

"I was hit by a van while out for a run and suffered a fractured skull and dislocated and broken arm," Stevens wrote. "Among other injuries and disorders I'm dealing with, it appears I will have some, if not total deafness in my right ear."

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Stevens said he is now with his parents in Buffalo, New York, to heal and recover since he is currently unable to work.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 10: Finalists (Front) Camile Velasco, (standing, L to R) Amy Adams, Leah LaBelle, Diana DeGarmo, Jon Peter Lewis, Jasmine Trias, LaToya London, Matt Rogers, (Rear, Standing L to R) John Stevens, Jennifer Hudson, George Huff and Fantasia Barrino pose at Fox's celebration of Americn Idols Top 12 finalists at Pearl on March 10, 2004 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
John Stevens during 'American Idol' Season 3 - Top 12 Finalists Party - Arrivals at Pearl in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
John Stevens in Backstage Creations-The Talent Retreat (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage for Backstage Creations)
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John Stevens during 'American Idol' Season 3 - Top 12 Finalists Party - Arrivals at Pearl in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
(Back Row - L-R) Amy Adams, Jennifer Hudson, John Stevens, George Huff, Jasmine Trias, La Toya London and Jon Peter Lewis from 'American Idol' sing for 'Totally NASCAR' during pre-race festivities for the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC, May 30, 2004. (Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images)
John Stevens and Diana DeGarmo from American Idol at the Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
John Stevens during 'American Idol' Season 3 - Top 12 Finalists Party - Arrivals at Pearl in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Fantasia Barrino, LaToya London, John Stevens and Jasmine Trias (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 9: American Idol star John Stevens performs at the 9:30 Club on March 9, 2005 in Washington, DC. Stevens and other stars put on the special concert to save music education in schools across America. (Photo by Shaun Heasley/Getty Images)
John Stevens and Jasmine Trias of 'American Idol' Season 3 (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 25: Former American Idol contestants George Huff and John Stevens are seen in the audience at the American Idol Finale: Results Show held at the The Renaissance Hotel on May 25, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 25: American Idol's John Stevens arrives at the American Idol Finale: Results Show held at the Kodak Theatre on May 25, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 25: American Idol's George Huff, Jasmine Trias and John Stevens arrive at the American Idol Finale: Results Show held at the Kodak Theatre on May 25, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
John Stevens at the Feinstein's at The Regency in New York City, NY (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
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"Thank you very much for all of the well wishes and prayers," he wrote to his fans, also thanking hospital staff. "It truly means a lot to me."

Stevens was wearing headphones while jogging when he was struck on June 20, according to the Boston Globe. The driver of the van is not being charged as the accident didn't occur in a crosswalk, and a witness said the van was not speeding.

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Stevens memorably competed on season three of American Idol in 2004. The baby-faced crooner -- who was 16 at the time -- became known for his old school style, singing the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He ended up placing sixth.

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