Wyclef Grazed by Bullet in Haiti

March 21, 2011  |  

(AP) — Musician Wyclef Jean said Sunday that a bullet grazed his hand as he stepped out of a car to make a telephone call, but he said he was only slightly injured.  Jean, who has been in Haiti helping the presidential campaign of his friend and fellow musician Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, said the bullet grazed him late Saturday night as he stepped out of his car in the Delmas section of the capital, Port-au-Prince, to make a call on his cellphone. “The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” Jean told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.” Jean, who was with a driver and the Haitian hip-hop singer FanFan at the time, said he doesn’t know who fired the shots, or whether they were directed at him. He said he got out of the car to have a private conversation that FanFan would not overhear. He heard the shots and looked down to see blood on his shirt and sneakers. The Haitian-American performer said he was treated at a local hospital and released. Jean said he was taking antibiotics and recovering at an “undisclosed location” before going out to vote in Sunday’s presidential election.

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