Hip-hop star and activist Wyclef Jean has been released from a hospital in his native Haiti after being treated for a gunshot wound to the hand Saturday.
Joe Mignon, a director of Jean’s Yele Foundation, says Jean was shot in the hand after 11 p.m. in Delmas, outside the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Jean’s brother, Samuel, confirmed the musician was shot. Neither he nor Mignon had additional details regarding why, but he will recover fully.
Wyclef’s shooting comes on the eve of presidential elections in Haiti.
Jean, who planned to run for the presidency before being disallowed due to Haiti’s residency requirement, is supporting fellow musician Michel Martelly.
A spokesman for the Haitian National Police could not be immediately reached for comment regarding Wyclef’s shooting. But, fortunately, he’s alright.
“He is doing well,” Jean’s publicist Cindy Tanenbaum tells CNN, also describing the wound suffered by the former Fugees member as “superficial.”