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Hip hop artist Wyclef Jean was treated and released from a hospital in Haiti after receiving a minor gunshot wound to the hand during a rally.
Jean, who was in Port-au-Prince to support fellow musician and Haiti presidential candidate Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, was shot Saturday night on the eve of the country’s presidential elections.
Following the incident, a rep tweeted on his account, “We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers — Management”
Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum reassured CNN that the wound was superficial. “He is doing well,” she added.
Jean, a Haiti native, runs Yele Haiti, a foundation focused on providing aid and relief to the nation still recovering from a devastating January 2010 earthquake. He briefly pursued a bid to be president of Haiti in September, but was ruled ineligible by election officials.
On Monday, his rep Derek Johnson said in a statement: “Fortunately, Wyclef is fine, undeterred by the incident and looking forward to his return home to finish his forthcoming album.”
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