Wyclef Jean, a man who will forever be remembered as he who nearly ruined a perfectly good song by repeatedly saying “One Time” and worsened a perfectly crap song by repeatedly shouting “Shakira! Shakira!”, is very tired and sleepy.
Yessir, Wyclef is so sleepy that he’s been taken to hospital where people with real illnesses press up against the window with their prolapses hanging out wondering why that famous man is in a bed designed for sick people.
The official line is that he’s been admitted to hospital suffering from stress and exhaustion. The poor wickle lamb.
Marian Salzman, Jean’s publicist, says that the professional chancer was:
“suffering from stress and fatigue based on the gruelling eight weeks he’s had”.
It can’t be easy being a musician AND someone who wants to pretend to be a politician. It really is a hard knock life isn’t it?
You see, Wyclef ran for the presidency of Haiti (where he used to live) and then withdrew his bid once he found out just how much hard work it would be and, of course, he had a new album in the works, which is in no way related to this move that saw him getting amazing amounts of press, simply for walking around a disaster zone and looking concerned.
Even Sean Penn felt the need to dish up some angry words toward ‘Clef.
A statement issued on behalf of Jean’s family said:
“Wyclef Jean has had an extremely gruelling three months – truly an exhausting eight months, since the earthquake when he recommitted himself to our homeland and his passion for our people.
“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.
“Wyclef is planning to be back to work a week from today and just needs some space to regroup from sheer exhaustion.”
The best thing to do, clearly, when you’re exhausted from being the face of Haitians is to court the press with yet more words of self-aggrandisement when the truth of the matter is that you weren’t ever eligible to run for President in his home country.
Expect the new album to be all faux-personal about the plight of ‘his people’ and lambasting imagined ‘enemies’ who are ‘corrupt’ and… you know the drill by now.