The hip-hop artist is "doing well" after he was shot in his hand the night before the nation's runoff election

By Alison Schwartz
March 20, 2011 01:00 PM
Guillermo Arias/AP

As Haitians head to the polls to vote for their next president, former candidate Wyclef Jean is recovering Sunday from being shot in the hand.

“He is doing well,” his publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum, tells CNN. The Haiti-born hip-hop artist, 41, was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, the night before the country’s presidential runoff election.

Jean previously had his eyes on the executive office in Haiti, but officials in Haiti barred his presidential candidacy in August because he lives primarily in New Jersey.

The results of the runoff election, which is between former first lady Mirlande Manigat and singer Michel Martelly, will be released April 16.