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Wyclef Shot During Haiti Visit

Guillermo Arias, AP

Wyclef Jean has reportedly been shot at during a trip to his native Haiti.

The former Fugees member was visiting the country to lend his support to presidential candidate Michael Martelly, during Martelly’s preparations for the final round of elections against former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.

A car he was riding in was attacked and shot at as he was driving through the capital of Port-au-Prince, accompanied by friend and fellow artist Busta Rhymes and the record executive Jimmy Rosemond. The three traveled to Haiti to take part in a concert to support Martelly’s bid for presidency.

The ‘If I Were President: The Haitian Experience’ creator’s right hand was injured by a bullet, but it seems no other injuries were incurred by Wyclef or the other passengers. Wyclef’s representatives confirmed the shooting and tweeted, “We have spoken to Wyclef, he is OK. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Wyclef’s hand was struck by a bullet in Port-au-Prince around 11PM, his publicist said on Sunday. “He is doing well,” Cindy Tanenbaum told CNN. No other details about the incident were revealed. However, a photo of Wyclef has since emerged online here, showing the entertainer lying on what appears to be a hospital bed, his right hand bandaged and his left hand resting over his face.

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