Wyclef Jean Haiti
March 20, 2011 by Post Team
Wyclef Jean Haiti, Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand while in Haiti on Saturday, his rep confirms. “I confirmed that Wyclef was immediately taken to hospital, treated for a minor graze to the hand and released,” his spokeswoman, Cindy Tanenbaum said in a statement. “It is very good.”
John was in Port-au-Prince, on the eve of the vote in the country around the president during the incident. The -year-old musician has been in Haiti for the campaign in recent weeks to Sweet Micky, his agent said.
“Wyclef’s commitment to its homeland and its people is unprecedented. He is undeterred by this incident, “said Cindy.
Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was recovering Sunday after being shot in the hand, her publicist said.
Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum said John, who was in Haiti, was killed in Port-au-Prince on Saturday – the eve of the vote in the country around the president.
The wound was superficial and “it is fine,” said Tanenbaum.
John sustained the injury shortly after leaving his car to talk on his phone, according to Gerry Andrew, his spokesman in Haiti.
“He heard a gunshot, then saw his right hand was bleeding,” said Andrew.
Jean was treated by a doctor in a hospital and released, said Tanenbaum.
Andre said he was not clear if John was the target of the shooting. “I can not blame people,” said Andrew.
The police investigation was stalled by the refusal of John talking to police about the incident, according to Garry Desrosiers, spokesman for the Haitian National Police.
Jean has been helping the presidential campaign of popular musician Michel Martelly, who is on the ballot against the former first lady Mirlande Manigat, Sunday, the second round of presidential elections pivot.
“It was nothing,” said Damian Merlo, a spokeswoman for the campaign Martelly. “He goes out and get out the vote for us.” The final results of the runoff will be released April 16, officials said.
John, who was born in Haiti, shot to fame in the mid-1990s as a member of the Fugees, a hip in the United States-hop and reggae. He now works as a solo performer.
He was an ardent supporter of Haiti through his Yele Haiti Foundation and was one of the first celebrities to offer assistance after the devastating earthquake last year.
In September, he officially ended his candidacy for president of Haiti one month after election officials ruled he was ineligible to run.
Jean previously vowed to fight against the decision of the Haitian electoral council that it was not a resident of the country.
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