Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand saturday night will appearring at a rally to show support for fellow musician and Haiti presidential candidate Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly. Wyclef was taken to the hospital and is making a steady recovery. The shooting happened in the Delmas section of the capital, Port-au-Prince, after 11 p.m. local time Saturday said Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean’s Yele Foundation.
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”
Wyclef 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 and was criticized heavily in the media
“If I was president,I’d get elected on Friday, assassinated on Saturday,and buried on Sunday.”