“American Idol” champ Kris Allen has had his fair share of embarrassing moments on the road. Leaving the stage mid-song because nature’s calling? Check. Having sneaky paparazzi snap shirtless pics of him on his day off? Been there, done that.
As the “Live Like We’re Dying” singer embarks on a new fall tour opening for Lifehouse, Allen stopped by MTV News to share his most blush-worthy tour tale yet. He’s been keeping this one a secret since August.
We’ll let him take it from here …
“It was [my manager] Lizzie’s birthday. We went out to this Italian restaurant, and we all had a good time. I get back to the hotel, and I’m pretty sleepy. It’s pretty early, maybe 11, 11:30. At about 2 in the morning … I wake up outside my bedroom, for some reason. I don’t know if I’m sleepwalking or what’s going on. The door closes, and I wake up and I go, ‘What the heck? I’m locked out of my room!’ The bad thing was I went to bed that night in the buff. So I am locked out of my room, butt-naked, in Hershey [Pennsylvania].
“At that point you’re so defeated. It’s not like I’m running down the halls trying to find something. I’m just walking around [with my hand covering my junk, thinking], ‘If somebody sees me, they see me.’
“So [then I think] somebody’s had some room service, so maybe I can find a napkin or something and cover me up and go down to the lobby. There’s nothing, obviously. I don’t want to go down the elevator. That would be stupid, right? And so I go down the stairs, and I go through every floor… I even tried to find the gym, the gym is locked… So I [finally] find this phone and I call the front desk and I go, ‘Hey, man. This is a little weird, but I’m locked out of my room. Can you please come up here?’
“So I’m waiting for the guy to come. I’m kind of bent over a little bit [peeking around a corner looking towards the elevator]. For some reason, the guy comes up from behind me and so he sees everything. From behind, which is not cool.
“He goes, ‘Hey, man.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, gosh. Hey, dude. How’s it going? Can you please unlock the door?’ And he, like, does it really fast and then runs.”
But wait — the story doesn’t end there.
“The next night, my key doesn’t work for some reason so I have to go back down [to the front desk], and it’s the same guy. And he goes, ‘Nice night last night, eh?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, dude, I’m sorry.’ I’m deeply sorry that he had to see that.
“Man parts are not meant to be seen out in the open,” Allen concluded.
Kris Allen — who insisted that he was not under the influence of any substances the night of his naked stroll — is on the road with Lifehouse through November supporting his new single “Alright With Me.” You can find his tour itinerary on his website. Or you could look out your window to see if there are any 5-foot-7 pop stars sleep-streaking down your street.
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