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Spokesman: Wyclef Jean shot in hand in Haiti

March 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been released from a hospital in Haiti, after being treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.

Jean was shot just outside of the capital of Port-au-Prince just after 11 p.m. local time on Saturday. There was no word on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Jean, a native of Haiti who rocketed to fame as a member of the hip-hop trio The Fugees, is in his home country to support fellow musician and friend Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, one of two presidential candidates in a run-off vote taking place Sunday.

Jean had wanted to run but was disqualified by Haiti's electoral council because he didn't meet a residency requirement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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