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Wait, you mean to tell me that a third world country where foreign aid makes up 40% of the annual government budget and where more kids catch HIV and cholera than soccer balls, that a beloved native celebrity would get jacked? You don’t say. L.A. Times reports:
Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was recovering Sunday after he was shot in the hand, his publicist said. Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum said Jean, who was in Haiti, was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday — on the eve of the country’s presidential runoff vote (ed’s note: Wyclef was attending a political rally for musician and Haitian presidential candidate, Michel Martelly). The wound was superficial, she said. The singer was taken to a hospital, treated and released. “He is doing well,” Tanenbaum said. Jean, who was born in Haiti, shot to fame in the mid-1990s as a member of the Fugees, a U.S.-based hip-hop and reggae group. He now performs as a solo artist. He has been an outspoken proponent of Haiti through his Yele Haiti Foundation and was one of the first celebrities to offer aid after the earthquake. In September, he officially ended his bid to be president of Haiti a month after election officials ruled that he was ineligible to run.
No explanation has been given as to why Wyclef was shot, so either political activists in Haiti should stick to machetes and rocks or people in Haiti trying to rob Wyclef should stick to machetes and rocks. Or just cough in his face. That seems to work pretty good for everybody else.