Stress lands Wyclef Jean in hospital
September 27th, 2010
02:41 PM ET

Stress lands Wyclef Jean in hospital

Wyclef Jean was hospitalized over the weekend at an undisclosed location due to "symptoms of stress and fatigue,” Jean’s rep told CNN. The musician has since been released, and his rep added that Jean “will be fine – just needs the space to recover.”

The 37-year-old 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,” his rep explained further in a statement.

The former Fugee “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.”

Jean is planning to head back to work a week from today, and “will be back out in front of the crusade to rebuild Haiti and his pledge to make it even better for business,” according to the statement.

The artist announced his intent to run for president of Haiti in August, but was deemed ineligible. Jean officially ended his bid for presidency last week. In a statement, he said fans can expect a new album, "If I Were President, the Haitian Experience," in February.

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  1. paul

    I love wyclet as a misician but noway wyclef can be a good leader of Haiti,why he stress for? wyclef dont have any experience or degree,he was about to make a big mistake if he was elect to be president of haiti period ! you can see he is a big talking thats all !!anyway he is a star..I love you clef

    October 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Diouce Fils-Aime

    hey,what's up clef? God has blessed you evr since you were born,nothing to worry about,you will get better very soon. you're inspired me,i wanna be doing the same thing that you doing when i grow up. Que Dieu te benisse.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. DW


    September 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. firenice

    Yep, he's just the kind of leader Haiti needs to rebuild. What was he going to do if his presidential plans for the country didn't materialize? have a nervous breakdown and run back to America for medical care? Poor, poor Wyclef, yes the loss he suffered from "global travel" makes the woes of those who lost family, homes and jobs trivial, eh?

    September 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • paul

      you think so?your mind might be blank?I was going to feel sorry for him period!he is not ready to be a President this is wy haiti have some body like Preval as a President he dont have no comment sense at all he crazy and very disrespectfull.

      October 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Anti-Hoff

    Write a song about it dude – doing that seems to make you capable of anything, even getting involved with politics

    September 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. John Verco

    He needs to just chill out for a while. I think he's stress because of the plight of Haitians...but he must realize that he can't save the world. He's done enough. He needs to just sit back, relax, and chill out.

    Eat some good food and make love, bro.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Carol

    this brother needs to lay low for some otherwise he will land back in hospital

    September 28, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Another Satellite

    Sheesh. Try living an un-pampered life. Some of us not running for president have more stresses pressing down on us than you can ever imagine, yet we manage to stay out of the hospital. Why? Because we HAVE to. If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. truth and reason and stuff

    enough of this guy already. jeez

    September 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chad turin

    Stress? yea sean penn must be laughing his butt off

    September 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CeeFoR

    And he wanted to run a country.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. joan

    stress??? in the public eye???? no, not since the haitians let it be known in no uncertain terms that he is NOT an appropriate president for their country! i haven't seen one, single picture or news article about him for a long time. this is just another example of extreme narcissism. he needs to get over himself, then maybe he can regain his health.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. junior

    all the haters who says wyclef don't do anything for haiti, needs to be educated some more on whats going on. Get Well wyclef, and stay strong. Its comments like these that i keep hearing that should be ignored.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lan

      Sean Penn did more for Haiti in the 6 months he lived there (IN A TENT) than Wyclef did in his whole life (from the luxury of his palatial mansion in his "undisclosed location." This dude makes me sick. Seriously...poor baby. Ever consider what the people of Haiti are going thru??

      September 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lan

    STOP! This is absurd. Did his private jet break down? There are millions in Haiti living in tent cities and we're supposed to be worried about HIS stress? His problems are of convenience and luxury. The people of Haiti have problems of necessity and survival. Poor Wyclef????? Get outta here!!!!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Oli

    I hope Wyclef has not given up on his country. I'm not sure he understands the impact he had regardless of being rejected for candidacy. He brought a lot of attention to the country and his efforts will not have been in vain. He has a very large group of supporters waiting to hear on who he will support as president of Haiti and personally speaking I hope he chooses real change, a better prosperous Haiti vs power, political gain, money, corruption, etc... The only way to do it right, the only way to get up to date and catch up to the rest of the world is if he joins Charles Henri Baker. Wyclef, do not let your fellow Haitians down, your support means a lot, and I know you know who will do things right. For those who don't know much about the Haiti elections, check out

    September 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cyrus

    He is stressed and fatigued now? Could you imagine if he were to be elected president of haitian people? There would be no time for him to sleep. Maybe it was a good thing he was ineligible to run.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Boring

    oh ni55a please!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. shawn

    This shows he totally could not handle being president of Haiti. Get well soon.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. hisowncarnival

    One CAN get pretty stressed out from participating in pathetic media back-and-forths with Sean Penn and Pras. Wyclef is SO FULL OF SHHHHH******TTTTT....

    September 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. DW

    He was disallowed as a presidential candidate...he is not a resident of Haiti. That was several weeks back...wake up people.
    As far as the earthquake, I was there when he arrived, traveled with him on his "stressful" tour in an armored car to Belair and a few other places...I went with him to Cite Soliel....he then left by helicopter. This man is a fraud...taxes due to the US government....shows up claiming he picked up bodies after the earthquake...he picked up nothing but his gang buddies and they drove around for a while. He is looking for attention now that he is not running for president and he has no individual albums....fake, fake, fake, fake. Here is another tip...Most Haitians laugh at him because he only speaks a few Creole phrases, can not speak French and has trouble forming sentences in English......

    September 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lan

      Hear hear!!! Thank you for exposing this cat for the fraud he is. All this publicity garbage shows who he really is. Self involved and narcissistic.

      September 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Haiti Hate Me

      He's had literally hundreds of death threats against his life. He's trying not to get killed by the Haitian mafia.

      September 28, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. master swimmer

    Thank God he can't be President of Haiti

    September 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mickey

    Wyclef, please contact me.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Harper

    I'm waiting with baited breath to learn the fate of this self-proclaimed massiah.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. CATom

    I guess he finally realized his music sucks the big one, his home country wants nothing to do with him, and a white boy from the USA (Sean Penn) has done 1000 times more work in haiti to help the people there.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. oh please

    He is a joke if you ask me. He can't handle this stress than what business does he have trying to run for president of haiti? Does he actually volunteer his time to clean up haiti and help the people there? Can you say publicity stunt.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • dp

      Don't worry, the better candidates are still in school and getting ready.

      September 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. realworld

    Birth country is the key term, msmuir. He isn't a resident there. He left as a kid. My sister lives in Maine, and has lived on the east coast for almost all of her 51 years. But she was born in Illinois. Can she run for mayor of Chicago now that Daley won't run for reelection?

    September 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jonny


    wa wa wa, OH how I weep for the overly wealthy, media loving power and fame seekers. . . .

    September 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. msmuir

    I feel terrible for him. He has been ridiculed and ripped apart for wanting to better his birth country. This was bound to happen after all personal attacks on him. I'm sure this “symptoms of stress and fatigue” are actually a nervous breakdown. I feel that his status could have really been a great asset for the development for Haiti. It is sad he was treated so badly. Hope he gets well soon!

    September 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • asche

      whatever. fame and wealth go to people's heads and they start believing they're actually someone significant. if he's stressed it's only because he's overworked his own ego.

      September 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Well

      They'll kick you when you have nothing. It won't stop when you have everything... and if you give of yourself & the resources that you've earned, they'll put on steel toe boots for the kicking. I give a lot of respect to those who work to become more significant, or have that little extra within them to separate themselves from the masses. Fame doesn't bring significance, it's what the person is and does. Little minds only have little thoughts.

      September 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lan

      You feel terrible for HIM??!?! As he takes that $60k flight on his private jet into the country and then sits in one of his many ridiculous mansions crying woe is me? What is wrong with you people?

      September 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Tevii

    If his current life gives him enought "stress" to go to the hospital, then he has no business trying to be the President of Haiti or ANY country.
    Thats a stressful position

    September 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. stress


    September 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. John in NY

    "symptoms of stress and fatigue"

    Couldn't he have just have a couple beers and then take a nap?

    September 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      No. Stress induced fatigue creates a real depletion of neuro-chemicals that require time (not beer) to replenish.

      September 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lan

      How many people on the ground in Haiti living in tents get to complain about "stressed induced fatigue"? How many of those people get to check themselves into first rate hospitals? Wyclef complaining makes me sick!

      September 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. daydae

    i hope he keeps it up we need more people who care about those who cant

    September 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • camel

      another reason why he shouldnt be president of Haiti, this man is pampered and cant stand the stress.

      September 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Dobalina

      Molding oneself into a successful musician, actor and philanthropist is considered being "pampered"? I wish I had the stones to be pampered.

      September 27, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph Alfred

      Brother Wyclef, may God bless your heart.

      Joe Alfred
      Yes, we can do better and we need to strive to do better

      September 28, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
    • dp

      Remember, the unachieved and jealous ones will always have something negative to say. If they understood politics, Wyclef may simply trying to open eyes and doors for future. Don't worry, the better candidates are still in school and getting ready.

      September 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |

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