Wyclef Jean 'Fine' After 'Graze' Wound In Haiti!

Mon, March 21, 2011 10:18am EDT by Add first Comment

Police can’t confirm if Wyclef’s injury was caused by a bullet — or a piece of glass!

Former Fugees rapper Wyclef Jean is out of the hospital, where he was being treated after a bullet reportedly grazed his hand in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 19. “Fortunately, Wyclef is fine, undeterred by the incident and looking forward to his return home to finish his forthcoming album,” spokesman Derek Johnson said in a statement.

The wound was superficial and “he is doing well,” Wyclef’s rep Cindy Tanenbaum tells CNN.

The 41-year-old rapper was in Haiti helping to garner votes for presidential candidate musician Michel Martelly when Wyclef said that he had heard “the sound of the boom” and then realized he had been “grazed by a bullet.”

But a Haitian national police spokesman says officers can’t confirm if it was a bullet or a piece of shattered glass that cut Wyclef’s hand.

Wyclef had just gotten out of his car and was chatting on his cellphone when the incident occurred.

As of now, the police investigation has been halted as Wyclef refuses to offer his aid. “I can’t even speculate [if I was targeted by a shooter],” he said.

Wyclef himself had been in the running for president but had to end his campaign because he hadn’t lived in his home country for the required five years.

Votes were cast March 20. “This was done, the majority of it, with technology,” Wyclef said of the election. “It’s going great because this moment in history is being defined with the technology, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Livestream.”

Results will be released April 16, say Haitian officials.

- Lindsey DiMattina

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