Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp was put on a mandatory 72-hour psychiatric hold in mid-November, after authorities found him alongside a Florida road, seemingly intoxicated, and rambling about how he believed someone was attempting to poison him.
Stapp, 41, gained notoriety as the lead singer and lyricist of the Christian rock band Creed, which sold roughly 40 million records worldwide. Stapp won a Grammy for the Creed song “With Arms Wide Open,” and released two solo albums.
Stapp was recently in the news after posting a 15-minute video on Facebook, which has since been deleted, detailing his financial issues and his present lack of infrastructure. Stapp claimed he was “penniless,” and living in a hotel.
Stapp, who said he was “as sober as can be,” commented via social media, “During the course of that audit a lot of things were uncovered,” said Stapp. “A lot of money was stolen from me or royalties not paid, and that’s when all hell began to break loose. So I think you guys are smart enough to put two and two together. There are people who have taken advantage and stolen money from me and they’re trying to discredit me, slander me.”
Below are some expanded Scott Stapp revelations:
It’s been revealed by TMZ that a Madison County, Florida police report described Stapp as being delusional after his arrest on November 13. The singer reportedly told police that he worries his kids will be attacked by ISIS.
Stapp’s estranged wife Jaclyn filed legal documents for divorce proceedings, dictating that Stapp mentioned he threatened to kill himself and his AA sponsor, that he owns guns, hears voices in his head and has visions of people on fire.
I feel bad for Scott stapp. Y'all should leave him alone. He's obviously in a very bad place. I hate his stuff, but he's still human.
— Black Lips (@TheBlackLips) November 29, 2014
Just watched Scott Stapp meltdown video. I feel guilty that my hatred for creed in the 90's caused this.
— Owen Benjamin (@OwenBenjamin) November 27, 2014
Jaclyn reportedly added that Stapp’s problems stem from a drug binge of steroids, pot, cocaine, PCP, Special K, crystal meth and various prescription drugs.