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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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46.

Mee    

They cleaned this incident up;
TOO GOOD, TOO QUICK, AND TOO FAST.
This guy has been up to no good for so long.

1125 days ago
47.

Chris     

At first I thought it said "shot in the head". Just wishfully thinking I guess. :o(

1125 days ago
48.

Richard Johannsensen    

Sit right back an' hear a tale
Of a hustler 'round my way
Who used to clock around the block
From where my grandma stayed

Black BMW with rims to match
Windows bulletproof
One night, he jumped out the car
An' caught a bullet in his bubblegoose

He caught a bullet in his bubblegoose
He caught a bullet in his bubblegoose
You can be at the party gettin' loose
But you can catch a bullet in your bubblegoose

Hey yo, hey yo, my pen's in my hand
Okay, what should I write next?
Oh, yeah, an' if you don't know
Success brings stress

1125 days ago
49.

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The people of Haiti want Aristead to lead them. And he is back, out of exile. Watch coverage of this on: Democracy now. They have webcast sthat you can watch now. Democracy now is committed to real journalism­. They provide in-depth coverage of current events and serious issues. Do not watch corporate control media anymore.

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1125 days ago
50.

kp    

What his hand in the cookie jar AGAIN, What he didn't get enough money the first time around so he is back stealing how much this time.

1125 days ago
51.

Darla    

Well, well, well...
Someone was shot, whether its true or not, thief, liar, black, white...whatever the case maybe. At the end of the day someone got hurt and people wanted it to be a bullet in the head. What is this world coming to?
If Wyclef was disqualified last August and he is still in poor Haiti when he can live a luxurious life somewhere else, I think he still cares about Haiti.
For all those who said his songs are crap, its your oppinion and you are entitled to that because an oppinion is like an a$$ hole, everyone has one. you can't please everyone.
And for some reason I sense, racism, hatred and ofcourse jealousy.
Just saying...

1124 days ago
52.

Rachel Rothechild    

Believ or not Wyclef fans. He is part of teh establishment to opress his own people. It is not a surprise. The man could have invested a mere 4 million dollars to distribute a cure for cholrea, erect homes, bring in food and water. He did nothing.
So there is no love lost.

1124 days ago
53.

TheHOLETruth    

That country is too effed-up. They ought to be concentrating on cleaning up that basket case, instead of trying to get rid of anybody that might actually do good.

1124 days ago
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