Wyclef Jean hospitalized in New Jersey

Wyclef was taken to a hospital in New Jersey last night where he was taken care of.

Moreover, according to a close source of the singer, Wyclef appeared to have some serious headaches problems in the past few weeks.

The source revealed: “He has been following a very heavy schedule that has taken him to Europe twice, Asia and Africa, at the same time he’s working to finish his upcoming album and he has been meeting with a few heads of State during the General Assembly Session at the U.N.”

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Wyclef Jean drops his candidacy for Haiti’s presidency

Wyclef declared: “After weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection with my wife and daughter, I have chosen to end my bid for the presidency of Haiti.”
“This was not an easy conclusion to reach; but it is one that was thoughtfully made,” Jean added.

Moreover, since he won’t candidate for Haiti, he will focus his energy in writing and singing, especially because he plans to release a new album in 2011, “If I were President, the Haitian Experience.”

As we previously reported, the singer wasn’t allowed to candidate because he did no lived five consecutive years in the country before running.
Not to mention that Wyclef received numerous critics after his candidacy was made public due to the lack of political experience.

“Though my run for the presidency was cut short, I feel it was not in vain,” Jean said.

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Wyclef Jean about Sean Penn: “he was too busy sniffing cocaine”

In a recent NY concert, Wyclef suggested that drug abuse made Sean Penn to criticize the singer’s presidency candidature.

The actor revealed on a Larry King interview how Wyclef presidency candidature might be: “about a vision of flying around the world, talking to people.”

But singer revealed: “I got a message for Sean Penn: Maybe he ain’t see me in Haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine,” he sang.

Therefore, the actor’s rep declared: these are “highly irresponsible and false.”

“Mr. Jean is clearly unfamiliar with the physical demands put upon volunteers in Haiti. As aid workers there, the notion of depleting the body’s immune system thru the use of illicit drugs is ludicrous. More specifically, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (a.k.a. JPHRO) has a ZERO tolerance policy for any and all illegal drugs”.

“As the leader of this organization, Sean Penn has not only set this policy, but adheres to it. That Mr. Jean would make such a false accusation is reckless and saddening, but not surprising.”

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Wyclef Jean hadn’t been considered eligible to candidate for the presidency of Haiti

Nevertheless, he hadn’t been considered eligible due to fact he didn’t meet the residency requirements: to live in Haiti for five straight years before the election.

Moreover, an official revealed: “He is not on the list as I speak”.

It seems that the election for Haiti presidency is set to 28 November and for the moment a total of 15 candidates were rejected and other 19 were approved. 

Until now, there weren’t any comments on this matter from the singer.

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Wyclef Jean receive death threats after Presidency announcement

It appears that he’s hiding in a secret location in Haiti due to some serious death threats after he announced his wish to candidate for presidency.

The singer offered his support to Haitians after the awful earthquake in Jan. 2010 and now he wants to end “the corruption that’s been going on for the past 200 years.”

Nevertheless, Jean isn’t sure if he legally can rule for presidency due to this legal condition: the candidate must have lived in Haiti for five straight years before the election.

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Wyclef Jean might run for Haitian presidency

After René Préval, the current President of Haiti, named Wyclef Jean in 2007, the Honorary Ambassador of the Caribbean State, numerous speculation arose about his running for the 2010 presidential race.

In an e-mail to several reporters, Wyclef Jean’s family says that “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward.

“If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.”, says the same statement.

Wyclef’s spokeswoman confirmed the authenticity of the message.

Haitian President René Préval is not present in these elections, he no longer has the right to run for another presidential term.

Wyclef Jean, aged 37, was born in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, but he left Haiti – considered the poorest country in the northern hemisphere – and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

But in order to enroll in the presidential race, Wyclef Jean will have to prove he has resided in Haiti for five consecutive years, own property in the country and have never been a citizen of any country other than Haiti.

The musician has recently announced its intention to engage in the future elections to be held on November 28, but not necessarily as a candidate.

“Do I have political intentions? At this time no. But what I do have is a movement – it’s called Face a Face, Face to Face,’ Jean said. ‘The youth population… we are going to encourage them to vote.” says Wyclef Jean.

The singer has been active in recent years in raising money through his Yele Haiti Foundation.

This foundation was widely criticized in recent months because of financial irregularities after the January 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti.

The media has found that Yele Haiti Foundation paid him certain amounts to play in some charity events and bought some advertising space from a television station he co-owns. The foundation hired a new accounting firm after the allegations surfaced.

Wyclef Jean, who said he voted for René Préval in 2006, would not have an easy road as a candidate as Haitian elections are contentious and often violent.

Dozens of candidates are expected to declare themselves by the August 7 deadline.

Preval’s opponents have threatened to block the November 28 vote if he does not replace the presidentially approved electoral council, which he has refused to do. Whoever wins in the November elections will have the huge task of rebuilding a country devastated by the earthquake of January.

Haiti doesn’t have a functioning economy for decades and its presidents have only rarely completed a constitutional five-year term – more typically being overthrown, assassinated, declaring themselves ‘president-for-life’ or some combination of the three.

Wyclef Jean, is the former member of hip-hop group The Fugees. In 2008 he launched a program to combat hunger, supported by World Food Programme (EAP), the Pan-American Foundation and a mobile phone company.

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