Wyclef Jean was shot on Saturday night (March 19) in Delmas, Haiti just before election day. Jean’s hand was slightly injured by gunfire on Saturday night in Port-au-Prince, he told the Associated Press. The musician was in Haiti with hip-hop singer FanFan when he stepped out of a car to use his cellphone and a bullet grazed his right hand. It remains unclear if the bullets were directed at him as told to Daily Star:
"I got out of the car and heard gunfire. The next day I noticed there was blood on my shirt and speakers. I have no idea who fired the rounds of whether they were shooting at me."
The former Fugees frontman was hospitalized and released in time to vote in Sunday’s presidential election. He attempted to run for President, but could not register because he had not spent enough time living in the country in the run-up to the election. Thus, he called off his Presidential bid in September.