A spokesman for Wyclef Jean says the hip-hop star has been released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand. Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean’s Yele Foundation, says Jean was shot in the hand after 11 p.m. local time Saturday in the city of Delmas, just outside Port-au-Prince.
Jean’s brother, Samuel, confirmed the musician was shot. Neither he nor Mignon had additional details. The shooting comes on the eve of presidential elections in Haiti. Jean is supporting fellow musician Michel Martelly. A spokesman for the Haitian National Police could not be immediately reached for comment.
The rapper made a failed run for President of Haiti over the summer. He claimed he was inspired to run after the devastating January 2010 earthquake, said in a statement. However, his candidacy bid was rejected by the country’s elector council on August 20 because he did not meet residency requirement of having lived there for five years before the election. Well it looks like who ever sent those death threats are trying very hard to succeed. STAY SAFE WYCLEF WE LOVE YOU AND SO DOES HAITI!
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