Wyclef Jean recovering after shooting in Haiti

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 2:15 PM

By Annie Yuan

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - 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 campaign 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.