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[Update] Wyclef Shot in Haiti

Wyclef Jean was shot on Saturday (March 19) during a visit to his native country of Haiti.

In an interview with the Associated Press earlier today, the rapper/singer said that that he was grazed by a bullet in the hand after he stepped out his car in the Delmas section of Port-au-Prince, to make a phone call. He does not know who fired the gun nor if he was the intended target.

Calling the wound “minor,” ’Clef’s publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum, told the AP her client is OK. “He was immediately taken to the hospital, treated for a minor graze to his hand and released,” she said. “He is fine.”

’Clef had faced death threats back when he was running for president of Haiti last summer. After being forced to end his bid by the country’s ruling committee—with no official reason ever being released as to why—he backed his friend Michael, “Sweet Mickey” Martelly. Despite the incident, he was still able to cast his ballot for the singer turned politician, earlier today. —Elan Mancini

[Update: Haitian police told Reuters that Wyclef was not shot on Saturday but injured by broken glass. A rep for ‘Clef has yet to respond to the claims.]

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