Wyclef Jean Shot in Haiti

The musician has since been released from the hospital.

Posted: 03/20/2011 08:16 AM EDT
Filed Under Wyclef Jean

Former Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean traveled to his native Haiti to campaign for presidential candidate Michel Martelly. Gunfire erupted shortly before polls opened and Clef was shot in the hand, reports The Daily Mail. The paper says Clef, "was blasted in the hand just after 11pm in the city of Delmas, just outside the capital Port-au-Prince and was rushed to hospital for treatment."

Wyclef, 41, has since been released from the hospital. A spokesperson in his camp tweeted, "We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

The musician attempted to run for the Haitian presidency last year following the tragic earthquake, but was denied and declared ineligible. Jean is now a major supporter of presidential candidate and fellow musician Michel Martelly.

Voting begins for Haiti's 4.7 million citizens on Sunday.

 

(Photo:  ASSOCIATED PRESSAP)

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