Wyclef Jean Hospitalized for Stress

Rep: Singer 'needs space to regroup'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2010 4:48 AM CDT
Wyclef Jean speaks during an interview at his mother's house in Croix de Bouquets, Haiti, last month.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, file)

(Newser) – Wyclef Jean dropped from exhaustion soon after dropping his bid to become president of Haiti. The hip-hop singer—who formally ended his presidential bid last week—checked into hospital "suffering from stress and fatigue based on the grueling eight weeks he's had," his rep tells AP. Jean is now recuperating at home and plans to be back at work on his new album—tentatively titled If I Were President, the Haitian Experience—within a week, according to the spokesman.

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