Wyclef Jean shot in Haiti

Wyclef Jean, with a bandage in his right hand, leaves polling station after casting his ballot in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday. Photo credit: Espinosa/AP

Former Fugee member and Haitian advocate Wyclef Jean has been released from a Port-Au-Prince hospital after being shot.

Reports have emerged that gunmen attacked the former Haitian presidential candidate while driving. Apparently rapper Busta Rhymes was also in the vehicle.

Jean was shot in the hand and rushed to hospital but has already been released.

He was in Port-Au-Prince at a rally supporting presidential candidate Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly after his own candidacy was ruled ineligible.

His management tweeted from his account: “We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers — Management”

His former bandmate Pras tweeted: “Everyone can relax Wyclef is fine… They can’t stop us not one bullet or a machine gun!!!!!!!”

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29 Comments

  1. justice
    March 21, 2011

    a king is never regarded in his own place so that wont shock me that they wana kill wyclef

  2. Stryka
    March 21, 2011

    I think the Haitian people has lost their way . Wyclef Jean has dedicated all his life to serve his people for him to be treated that way.U are one who over the years has assisted your people in getting aid .But in this world you cant please everyone .When you do good it follows you all the days of your life . Continue doing what you’ve been doing my brother.

    PEACE MAN.

    • Real
      March 21, 2011

      It is not fair to blame the entire haitian people for the callous act of one gunman. Everywhere there are people of this sort, who need to be condemned in thier individual capacity.

  3. ziggy
    March 21, 2011

    :?: :twisted: Can you believe this is totally insane. the man is trying to fix this country a true patriot and he gets shot who next. noboby trying to shot those wannabe dictators or hitlers in the making huh! its ironic.

  4. shy
    March 21, 2011

    you know haitians already.Always extra.And our PM fulling dominica with them, sick man.

    • Bradford UK
      March 21, 2011

      I agree with you, it’s for his political gain, evil and greed

  5. dno
    March 21, 2011

    boss dno is waste of time tht story need to update!! apoligze so long nuh like always ahahahahaha

    Admin: DNO is a waste of time, so why you coming on it and comment? Obviously you have time to waste. Read all major news outlet and the story on Wyclef Jean is the same and we sticking to the original story. Go ahead and Google it.

    • SADIST
      March 21, 2011

      good word admin—- put him in his dam place.

  6. Waypapa
    March 21, 2011

    Wyclef is a drama queen :oops: . Don’t blame DNO the US media is reporting he was shot. This man is as theatrical as it gets. Imagine the “props” he will get, Haitian hip-hop artist who is a humanitarian for his country, who tried to run for president, just coming home to vote for the best person and his own people shooting him. Wyclef knows he can’t account for the YELELE funds and he has been put on blast for travelling to Haiti grand standing infront of cameras, so what better way to get attention. Haitians are in a league of their own!

  7. *****
    March 21, 2011

    We need to learn from Japan. We need some discipline in our lives.

  8. Piper
    March 21, 2011

    MOS, I have to agree with your analysis. Being cut by broken glass is not a cool story. It is almost like cutting your hand while making a sandwich. Jumping out of a car that just got hit by roadside bomb and Wyclef jumping out while bullets were flying past his head is way more dramatic.

    I am surprised they did not say there were fighter aircraft shooting missiles at him. I am not blaming DNO for this one, but sometimes the news media like to jazz up a story to make it more interesting.

  9. mouth of the south
    March 21, 2011

    this is what wyclef said n i quote “The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,
    I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand”

    vanel lacroix the police chief where mr jean is staying said “We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass,”

    we know being shot to live to tell about it is the holy grail for hiphop artists lol,,, so wyclef n his publicists going to try n push this to the max,,, media houses will post it as being shot,,, in brings in more traffic lol
    here’s the link
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/20/2011-03-20_wyclef_jean_claims_he_was_shot_in_haiti_while_police_say_he_cut_his_hand_on_glas.html

  10. mouth of the south
    March 21, 2011

    wyclef was not shot or hit by bullets,,, but broken glass,,, the dr that treated him have confirmed this,,, whether or not he was the intended target is still unclear,,, again wyclef was hit by broken glass and not shot directly by bullet wound

    • Jade
      March 21, 2011

      No wonder DNO is always apologizing for reporting the wrong news pieces…if Wyclef was not shot where did DNO get that? Umm i wonder…May be they like tory just like dominicans and spread bad news….DNO get your facts straight before u report….stupesssssssssssssss….”thanks mouth of the south”

      Admin: The majority of our counterpart news agencies have reported that he was grazed by a bullet. We go with what they report. The source of our report is at the top of the story. We didn’t publish it until we had verified the info with a number of other news agencies.

      • oh my my my
        March 21, 2011

        first time admin didnt sa le somebody!

      • don't hate
        March 21, 2011

        for ur info all yesterday CNN was reporting that he was shoet. I first heard about this on CNN. Give DNO a break.

      • JAILBIRD
        March 21, 2011

        Maybe admin should be out there getting the story yourself instead of reading it on facebook, youtube and hearing it on the streets of roseau from those paros…..admin sound like they pounding tory with people on the street and writing what they say…LMFAO

    • GET WELL
      March 21, 2011

      MOUTH OF THE SOUTH LOOKS LIKE YOU AN EXPERT ON EVERYTHING THAT’S BEING HAPPENING IN THE WORLD. LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE GOD THE CREATOR. I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE A TIME OUT SOMETIME.

      • mouth of the south
        March 21, 2011

        i’m everywhere,,, dno,,,f.b,,,cnn,, aljzeera,,assoc press..cctv…even mediatakeout n tmz,,,,lol,,, have my youtube subscriptions also,,,, i take a time out,,,, go to the stories about gun control and the other bills that were passed in parliament,,, the story of the new anti-hate i mean the new anti-gov’t group led by arthie martin,,,,, all those stories i wasn’t there,,,, i read n felt like,,,yah lemme take a break,,,, so i left the door open for anti-hate,,,shatta,,, liz,,, dods telemacque,,,, john brown,,,,loogao mem,,,mr sout city,,,rocksy,,,jayson,,,,jim,,,,sout man,,,wikileaks,,,muslim always,,,,always concerned,,,belzebub,,,hugo grotius,,,etc etc and that is just off my head these peeps post more than me but is MOTS every body remember,,, scroll back to any news item u’ll see anti-hate post more than me lol,,, i jus came back last night on the invasion in libya

  11. TAINTED
    March 21, 2011

    Why is it that the people who try to do good are always ambushed or die young. Our Prayers are with him. I’m sure there will be more attacts by the thugs who try to get him but God knows and sees all and knows what’s best. Let’s pray for them.

  12. Think outside the box
    March 21, 2011

    Someone please call 911. Wyclef in trouble cos he’s in trouble! :lol:

    • ..........
      March 21, 2011

      Let me try and help you…lol:

      Someone please call 911…Wyclef has been shot down and the bullet’s in his hand and its piecing through his soul cause he only wanted to help his people.
      The alleged asailant is five foot one,
      And she shot me through my soul.
      Feel my body getting cold…..Jean-Bertrand Aristide!!!!!!

  13. Hitman
    March 21, 2011

    Haitians too bloody wicked… and like obeah

  14. desie
    March 21, 2011

    PAPA MET
    Wyclef is a sort man?
    Haitians don know wat dat good 4 dem
    leave dem people in dia meeze
    Wicked dem people wicked
    Come and try to run for Dominica you will have a better chance
    We might become more international

  15. Cutie
    March 21, 2011

    uhmmm Sad but True..GeT Well Soon Wyclet ..You have givin us one of the Best Perfomances in Dominica Creole Festival..Hope you will come back sometime.

  16. happy
    March 21, 2011

    OMG I am pleased to know he is ok…

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