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Wyclef Jean -- Shot in Haiti, Released from Hospital

3/20/2011 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand yesterday just outside Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

Wyclef Jean Shot
He was treated at a local hospital and released.

A rep for the singer said the bullet just grazed his hand and he's doing well, saying, "He’s fine now. It happened late yesterday night and he was released after a couple hours.”

The shooting comes on the eve of the presidential elections.  Wyclef was a candidate but ruled ineligible because of residency requirements.

UPDATE: Wyclef says he had just left his car, when he heard gunfire. He says the next thing he noticed ... he saw blood on his shirt and shoes. He has no idea who fired shots or whether he was even the target.


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31.

spy dorks    

He was DQ'd from the elections last year. So why waste your time if your not even eligible to run. He doesn't know jack-**** about politics. He wrote a stupid song about being shot if elected president. BTW it's one of the worst songs i've ever heard. At least now he can relate to his own lyrics. He wont have to fake the fear of being shot.

1221 days ago
32.

JAY    

I HAVE FOLLOWED NEWS ABOUT HAITI FOR YEARS AND FOR A FACT IF SOMEONE IS OUT TO MURDER, WHO EVER THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS DEADED. I DON'T BELIEVE THIS ISH. WHEN AN ENTERTAINER VISITED BEFORE THE PAPS KNOW WHAT COLOR HIS/ HER SHI. IS IN PICTURES Or FILM NOW THIS. GIGGA PLEASE

1221 days ago
33.

Marie    

I am so glad he did not die. Poor Wyclef Jean. He loves his country Haiti so much. I hope they arrest the guy that fired the gun at him.

1221 days ago
34.

djlakay    

Vanel Lacroix, police chief in Petionville where Jean is staying, said the police department has confirmed that Jean had only suffered from a minor cut to his hand from glass in an apparent accident and the story of him being shot is a hoax.

1221 days ago
35.

stevo     

This wannabe fake no talent Haitian racist thief was barely wounded, such a shame. In Haiti if they want you dead you will end up dead, that's fact, its beyond the word corrupt. Now if someone who can actually aim accurately could shoot Mel Gibson and put him to rest 10 feet under that would be some festive news. Racists, woman beaters, child molesters, all belong together in one place .... in the ground.

1221 days ago
36.

CrashAndBurn    

How dumb can you be, he heard a shot and he saw blood on his shirt and shoe. I don't know if it was an attempted assassination is but I'm thinking that's as close as it can get.

1221 days ago
37.

CrashAndBurn    

How dumb can you be, he heard a shot and he saw blood on his shirt and shoe. I don't know if it was an attempted assassination is but I'm thinking that's as close as it can get.

1221 days ago
38.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Better than being shot in the ass.

1221 days ago
39.

imani812    

im happy he is ok and it was that serious that he could have died

1221 days ago
40.

Cujeaux    

The last thing Haiti needs is an uneducated fool like Wyclef running the country. He's pretty arrogant if he thinks being a pop star qualifies him to be president. It's no wonder he was shot.

1221 days ago
41.

Feds    

Bet this does not happen in Japan...
Ha! #3 "So Sad I am praying for you" REALLY, how often are praying for the bullet grazed hand of a stranger...so LAME.

1221 days ago
42.

vjensen74    

i think it's funny how people focus on the spelling/grammar instead of the context. a guy was almost shot and you're worrying about crazed vs. grazed??!

1221 days ago
43.

Gabo    

TMZ... Your story on this is 3 sentences long and you can't even type "grazed" instead of "crazed"... good thing you fokerz don't write real articles...

1221 days ago
44.

GeneL    

i think it's funny how people focus on the spelling/grammar instead of the context. a guy was almost shot and you're worrying about crazed vs. grazed??!

Posted at 7:04 PM on Mar 20, 2011 by vjensen74
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Nothing funny about it. Our country is in economic and moral decline and it's partly due to the uneducated youth of America, especially those who now occupy positions such as those on Harvey's staff who should be masters of grammar, syntax and the words they put into print for public consumption.

As far as Wyclef Jean, now the truth comes out that he wasn't shot at all but the blood was from a cut on his hand from glass. The lengths some people will go to keep their name in the news....sheeesh!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/20/2011-03-20_wyclef_jean_claims_he_was_shot_in_haiti_while_police_say_he_cut_his_hand_on_glas.html

1221 days ago
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1221 days ago
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