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Wyclef Jean Shot While In Haiti; Car 'Peppered With Bullets'

March 20th, 2011 9:46am EDT

Wyclef Jean

Rapper Wyclef Jean has been shot in the hand in his native Haiti.

The former Fugees star, who lives in the U.S., traveled to the country earlier this week to lend his support to presidential candidate Michel Martelly as he prepares for the final round of elections against former First Lady Mirlande Manigat on Sunday.

Reports emerged shortly after midnight on Sunday suggesting Jean's car had come under attack and was peppered with bullets as he was being driven through the city of Port-au-Prince with hip-hop pal Busta Rhymes and record executive Jimmy Rosemond.

The guitarist's hand was injured in the shoot out, although he is said to be in a stable condition after seeking medical attention at a local hospital.

No other passengers are thought to have been injured during the incident.

A photo appearing to show Jean lying on a hospital bed with his right hand bandaged and his left hand covering his face has since emerged online.

Confirming the shooting via a post on Twitter.com, his representatives write, "We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers - Management."

Jean was himself a presidential hopeful, but was ruled ineligible to run for office last year.

The news of Jean's shooting comes hours after exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide arrived in the country on Saturday.

Hollywood actor Danny Glover had jetted to South Africa to accompany Aristide back to his earthquake-ravaged homeland, seven years after being ousted from power following a rebellion in 2004.

 

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