I really don’t know how a “minor graze on the hand” can become worldwide news in the light of what is happening in Libya and Japan, but this has been among the major Haiti election news headlines, substituting for the necessary analysis.With all the suffering still going on in Haiti, the man shoudl be embarrassed to bring attention to his minor cut. So, here it is, but I don’t blame you if you skip it for more important matters. In any case, his commitment to Haiti is apparently “undeterred” despite being shot in the hand.
It was reported that Wyclef was shot on Saturday evening near the capital Port-au-Prince, with the incident occurring on the eve of the Haitian presidential elections. All is said to be well now and the star is determined to not let his dedication to the country be affected.
“I have confirmed from Wyclef that he was immediately taken to the hospital, treated for a minor graze to his hand and released,” Wyclef’s rep, Cindy Tanenbaum, told E! Online, adding that the singer is now “fine”.
“Wyclef’s commitment to his native country and to his people is unparalleled. He is therefore undeterred by this incident.”
The star is reportedly unsure where the gunshots came from. “The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” he is quoted as saying. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.”
The star is supporting fellow musician Michel Martelly in his bid to become president. Initially Wyclef himself had hoped to run for the job, although last year Haiti’s electoral council ruled that he wasn’t eligible to do so as he hadn’t lived for five consecutive years in the country before announcing his candidature. Last December the star released a record entitled “If I Were President: My Haitian Experience,” which documented his political aims.
For the original report go to http://www.musicrooms.net/urban/29232-Wyclef-Jean-%E2%80%98fine%E2%80%99-after-shooting-ordeal.html