Wyclef Hospitalized

Wyclef Jean checked

into a Miami hospital yesterday, suffering from food poisoning and dehydration.

Clef's publicist

said the rapper was on his way back from a promotional tour in Europe when he

fell ill.

"It just seemed

to snowball into something that made him very sick and put him in the hospital,"

Lois Najarian told the Associated Press.

Clef will remain

in the hospital the rest of the week recovering from exhaustion, which apparently

was brought on by his hectic schedule as he promotes his Clef/J Records debut,

The Preacher's Son.

"The doctor

is recommending that he slow down a bit," Najarian said.

Clef canceled his

appearance at GQ's Men of the Year awards on Tuesday but will still perform

two free concerts, one in New York's Times Square and one at the Roseland Ballroom.

The Preacher's

Son hits stores November 4th.