Wyclef Jean Shot in Hand in Haiti

Treated for gunshot as Haiti goes to vote
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2011 8:35 AM CDT
Wyclef Jean Shot: Singer Treated in Haiti for Gunshot Wound to Hand
Wyclef Jean, whose bid for president ended with an August disqualification, speaks during a press conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in this Nov. 29, 2010 file photo.   (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File)

As his country goes to vote for the presidential race he was barred from, it's oddly Wyclef Jean who's instead making news. The Haitian-born singer has been released from a hospital outside Port-au-Prince after he was shot in the hand last night, reports the AP. A rep for Jean, as well as his brother, both confirmed he had been shot but had no additional details. Click for more on today's election in Haiti. (More Haiti elections stories.)

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