Wyclef Jean: ‘I have no idea who shot me in Haiti’

Rapper was shot in the hand on Saturday (Mar 19)

Wyclef Jean has said that he has no idea who shot him in the hand in Haiti over the weekend.

The former Fugees man was shot on Saturday night (March 19) in the Haitian city of Delmas.

“I got out of the car and heard gunfire,” he recalled of the incident. The Daily Star also reported that he did not initially notice he’d been wounded.


“The next day I noticed there was blood on my shirt and speakers,” he said. “I have no idea who fired the rounds of whether they were shooting at me.”

A spokesperson for Jean tweeted to fans from Twitter.com/wyclef, explaining: “He is OK. Thank you for you thoughts and prayers.”

The shooting occurred just before the general election was due to take place in the country. Jean had attempted to run for president there, but could not register because he had not spent enough time living in the country in the run-up to the election.

He called off his Presidential bid in September.


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