Former Fugees frontman, Wyclef Jean, was shot in Haiti on Saturday (March 19), on the eve of the country’s presidential runoff election. Fortunately, it was only in the hand.
Clef is doing fine, and is currently recovering from his wound, which was a “minor graze,” his publicist said in a statement.
“He was immediately taken to the hospital, treated for a minor graze to his hand and released,” his publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum, said. “He is fine.”
Jean suffered from the gunshot wound after stepping out of his car to talk on his phone in Port-au-Prince, spokesman Gerry Andre said.
“He heard a gunshot, then he saw his right-hand palm was bleeding,” Andre said.
Police were investigating the incident, but attempts were stalled by Jean’s refusal to speak to police, a Haitian police spokesman told CNN.
Jean has in Haiti helping the presidential campaign of popular musician Michel Martelly, who is on the ballot against former first lady Mirlande Manigat in Sunday’s pivotal presidential runoff election.
At press time, results were unknown. They will be released on April 16.
Jean previously had his eyes on the presidential seat in Haiti, but was barred from running after he failed to qualify due to residency requirements — he lives primarily in New Jersey. He did vow to fight the the Haitian electoral council’s ruling, but the process didn’t get too far.