Wyclef Says Bullet Grazed His Hand In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean says he was grazed by a bullet in the hand when he stepped out of his car in Haiti to make a phone call.

The Haitian-American performer tells The Associated Press he had just left the car Saturday night when he heard gunfire. Jean says the next thing he noticed, there was blood on his shirt and sneakers.

He told the AP in a telephone interview Sunday that he has no idea who fired or whether the rounds were targeting him.

He says a doctor treated him at a hospital and he is taking antibiotics.

Neither police nor hospital officials could immediately be reached.

Jean says the shooting happened in the capital of Port-au-Prince. He says a driver and the hip-hop singer known as FanFan were with him.


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.

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  • by GBHB on Mar 20, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    I would say Wyclef is a singer.....
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM
    Since when is Blah BlahBlah a name and location?
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      by BLAHammed on Mar 20, 2011 at 01:31 PM in reply to
      Dont blow a head gasket because I asked a simple question that is a legitimate one.But I will answer your question with a question.Since when is Anonymous a name and location?By the way I forgot to put the ammed at the end of the first BLAH.As far as location goes I will keep that to myself,just like amabO does.
  • by Lamont Location: Greenville on Mar 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Haiti, what a wonderful place to visit,lol. Surrounded by beautiful water and fantastic weather and still a poor country, go figure. Japan has largest earthquake ever recorded, and no looting, everyone behaving, you guys remember Haiti. Haiti you can keep Wyclef.
  • by Blah Location: BlahBlah on Mar 20, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    Since when is hip hop SINGING?

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