20 Mar Wyclef Jean shot in the hand in Haiti
Wyclef Jean, the popular hip-hop singer, was shot in the hand on Saturday night in Haiti, according to a statement from Cindy Tanenbaum, his publicist.
The shooting happened in the Delmas section of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Tanenbaum described the wound as “minor.”
“He was immediately taken to the hospital, treated for a minor graze to his hand and released,” she said. “He is fine.”
In August, when Jean was considering a run for the President of Haiti, he was forced into hiding after receiving death threats. But the musician, who went to high school in Newark and whose family lives in Saddle River, has since been back in the spotlight campaigning for his friend Michel Martelly, also known as “Sweet Mickey.”
“Wyclef’s commitment to his native country and to his people is unparalleled,” Tanenbaum’s said. “He is therefore undeterred by this incident.”
Hatian National Police did not respond to calls seeking comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.