The wife of embattled former Creed frontman Scott Stapp filed for divorce last month, and asked a judge in Palm Beach County, Florida to have the singer admitted to a substance abuse treatment facility.
Jaclyn Stapp filed legal documents for divorce proceedings, dictating that Stapp threatened to kill himself and his AA sponsor, that he threatened to harm his family, that he owns guns, hears voices in his head and has visions of people on fire. 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.
Jason Brodie, Jaclyn Stapp’s attorney, remarked, “It is a very painful and personal matter for the family.”
Brodie added, “Jaclyn loves Scott very much. It is now apparent the seriousness of Scott’s health. Jaclyn has taken all the necessary steps to help him. She previously arranged for the appropriate treatment and will continue to try and help him. Her primary concern remains the best interest of their children. Jaclyn asks for privacy for her and her children during this difficult time.”
Stapp meanwhile has launched a Fundly campaign, in order to raise money for his third solo album, and a novel. So far the rocker has generated $612, of the $480,000 he is asking for.
Creed singer Scott Stapp is asking fans to crowdfund his solo CD. However, he's really asking fans to crowdfund his drug habit.
— Lee Mays (@OriginalLeeMays) December 2, 2014
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’s second video statement:
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.”
Stapp later deleted his videos, and a statement posted Friday said the singer is “going to step back and let God control everything from here on.”
“I should have continued to do that before I allowed my hurt, frustration and emotions take control and post those videos,” the statement added.
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.