Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration after becoming ill from food poisoning, a J Records spokesperson said today.

Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration after becoming ill from food poisoning, a J Records spokesperson said today (Oct. 16). "Apparently, he was on his way back from his promotional tour in Europe and got food poisoning," the spokesperson said. "It just seemed to snowball into something that made him very sick and put him in the hospital."

Jean came down with food poisoning on Tuesday, the day after appearing at the Source Awards in Miami. He was admitted to a hospital there yesterday, and is expected to be hospitalized through the weekend.

Jean is also said to be suffering from exhaustion after a heavy promotional tour for his new album, "The Preacher's Son," due Nov. 4. "The doctor is recommending that he slow down a bit," the spokesperson said.

Jean, who turns 31 tomorrow, has canceled some appearances, including Tuesday's GQ Men of the Year awards. However, he is still expected to play a previously announced Oct. 23 free show in New York's Times Square. It will be followed by a free concert later that evening at the city's Roseland Ballroom.


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