Wyclef Jean was supposedly shot in the hand while visiting Haiti late yesterday evening. However, the New York Daily News is now reporting that this is not accurate, and that the hip-hop star actually injured his hand on a piece of glass.
“The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” said Wyclef Jean, who is in Haiti right now assisting Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly in his presidential campaign. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.”
On the other hand, the police in Haiti are reporting an entirely different story. “We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass,” chief of police in Petitionville, Vanel Lacroix, told Reuters.
Now that rumors are swirling that Wyclef Jean did in fact fake the gunshot wound, people are wondering if this will affect the runoff election in Haiti in any way. Jean is an ardent supporter of Martelly, and this could possibly affect the candidate negatively.