[artist id="1162"]Wyclef Jean[/artist] has been hospitalized in New Jersey after suffering stress and fatigue, the former Haitian presidential hopeful confirmed via his Twitter account on Monday (September 27).
The musician, who entered the race in hopes of succeeding the sitting Haitian president only to have his [article id="1646246"]bid rejected by election officials[/article], reportedly has been battling headaches since he last returned from the earthquake-ravaged country. A Haitian music message board first reported the news of 'Clef's hospitalization over the weekend.
Earlier this month, [article id="1648332"]Jean abandoned[/article] his [article id="1646258"]appeal[/article] of the election board's decision and set forth on a hectic schedule that included trips overseas, meetings with U.N. officials and work on a new album, according to HaitianBeatz.com.
The Jean family released a statement on Monday afternoon also confirming Wyclef's health status; the family said the charismatic former Fugees frontman would be back in the public eye within a week after taking on a "grueling" workload.
"Wyclef Jean has had an extremely grueling three months — truly an exhausting eight months, since the earthquake when he recommitted himself to our homeland and his passion for our people," the statement read. "He is currently suffering the effects of lack of sleep and stress, global travel, even the endless public eye, and has asked that his fans and supporters bear with him for the next several days as he regains his physical health and stamina. Then he will be back out in front of the crusade to rebuild Haiti and his pledge to make it even better for business."
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