Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report
Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report

A spokesman for Wyclef Jean says the hip-hop star has been released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand.

Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean's Yele Foundation, says Jean was shot in the hand after 11 p.m. local time Saturday in the city of Delmas, just outside Port-au-Prince.

Jean's brother, Samuel, confirmed the musician was shot. Neither he nor Mignon had additional details.

Jean's official Twitter page had the following message, for his fans. "We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers - Management."

Pras Michel, Jean's former Fugee band mate, also confirmed the story on Twitter saying that "Yes they shot Wyclef and he's in the hospital and he'll be fine. They just shot his hand."

The shooting comes on the eve of presidential elections in Haiti. Jean is supporting fellow musician Michel Martelly.

Unverified reports claim Jean was traveling in a car with his entourage and the rapper Busta Rhymes, but no one else reportedly sustained any injuries.

A spokesman for the Haitian National Police could not be immediately reached for comment.

(Additional reporting by Andy Gensler, Billboard)