As Haiti was preparing to vote for its next president, singer Wyclef Jean, who is a former presidential candidate, was shot in the hand.

He is doing well, said Jean's publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum to CNN.

The hip-hop artist, who was born in Haiti, was shot in Port-au-Prince Saturday night, which was the night before the country's presidential runoff election.

The 41-year-old singer had said he wanted to run for executive office in Haiti, but Haitian officials barred his presidential candidacy last summer because his primary residence is in New Jersey. Jean made the decision to run for presidency after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that shocked the nation.

The suffering of the people of Haiti, the youth of Haiti -- which is the majority of the population -- can't take another five years of the corruption that's been going on for the past 200 years. This is why I'm running, Jean was quoted telling People.com.

The results of the runoff election, which is between former first lady Mirlande Manigat and singer Michel Martelly, will be released April 16.