Wyclef Jean has been released from a Haiti hospital after being shot earlier today (March 20).
According to his spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum, Jean was shot in the hand while in Port-au-Prince. The Grammy-winning singer is in his homeland campaigning for former rival and presidential candidate Michel Martelly, who faces former first lady Mirlande Manigat in a runoff tomorrow.
The specifics behind the shooting haven’t been released, but Tanenbuam advised the wound was minor.
“He is doing well,” she stated.
Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Jean attempted his own presidential run which ended in September. Officials ruled Jean did not meet the five-year consecutive residency requirements specified by the constitution. Jean also provided millions in aid to his homeland through his Yele foundation.
The results of the presidential runoff will be announced on April 16.