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Wyclef Jean: “the bullet grazed me in my right hand”

Former Fugee Wyclef Jean yesterday opened up about being shot in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince over the weekend.

Clef who is in Haiti to support presidential candidate and fellow musician Michel Martelly, said the bullet grazed his hand as he stepped out of a car to make a call on his cellphone.

Wyclef told the associated press: “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.”

Jean was shot on Saturday night at approximately 11 PM in the city of Delma, just before the country’s general election. The Hip Hop veteran attempted to run for president, but called off his bid in September because he had not lived in the country in the run up to the election.

Clef was treated at a local hospital and released. The singer said he was taking antibiotics and recovering at an “undisclosed location” before going out to vote in Sunday’s presidential election.