Wyclef Jean says there was one positive thing about him being shot in Haiti last week:
â€œIt brought light to the fact that there was an election going on that day,â€ the artist told People.com on Saturday at the Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas. â€œI donâ€™t think none of you all knew about an election in Haiti until everyone heard what happened to me.â€
Jean, 41, who had hoped to run for president of Haiti himself â€“ but was barred due to residency requirements â€“ said he is on the mend after being struck by a bullet in the hand, which he called â€œthe most famous hand in history.â€
â€œIt was definitely a graze,â€ he said. â€œThe bullet didnâ€™t go in or anything. Thereâ€™s a lot to the story â€¦ The story is about the fact that we had an election and our party is in the lead. Itâ€™s a young party, trying to take over the country.â€
Jean says the wound was painful, â€œbut it was more like shock and aweâ€ when he was shot. â€œThey put in the anesthesia and stuff. The pain came after all that.â€
Jean was performing at Haze on Saturday. With his hand bandaged and covered in a Haitian flag, he was high-fiving fans and even freestyled a rap early in the night poking fun at the fact he was shot.