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Wyclef Jean Shot in Hand in Haiti

ABC News(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) -- Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is recovering after suffering a gunshot wound to the hand Saturday in Haiti.

The Haitian singer was reportedly wounded by a bullet around 11 p.m. in Port-au-Prince, and was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment. A spokesperson for Jean described the injury as a minor graze to the hand, and said that Jean was treated and released from the hospital, and that he is fine.

The shooting occurred the day before Haiti’s presidential election. Jean is in the country to support presidential candidate Michel Martelly.

“Wyclef's commitment to his native country and to his people is unparalleled. He is therefore undeterred by this incident,” said Jean’s spokesperson Cindy Tanenbaum in a statement.

On Twitter, a tweet from the singer’s account said, “We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers -- Management”

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Wyclef Jean Appointed Fellow at Brown University 

Photo Courtesy - Columbia Records(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Brown University, an Ivy League school in Rhode Island, has announced that Wyclef Jean has accepted an appointment as visiting fellow in its Department of Africana Studies for the 2010-2011 academic year.  He will participate in lectures and other events related to the university's Haitian Initiative, which focuses on educational partnerships between Brown University and the musician's native country of Haiti.

Jean, who made his first visit to campus earlier this week, said in a statement, "I hope to make a genuine contribution to the rich intellectual community at the University and to its Haitian Initiative in particular.”´╗┐

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