A Madison County Florida Sheriff’s Dept. report obtained by TMZ states Scott Stapp, lead singer for Creed, was placed on a 72-hour psych hold after police found him on the side of a road rambling about how someone was trying to poison him and other paranoid delusions. Stapp was incoherent and seemed be drunk or high when deputies discovered him. Early Wednesday morning Stapp posted a bizarre, black-and-white confessional-style 16-minute Facebook video describing how he was sleeping in his truck for a couple of weeks and didn’t have enough money to eat for two days.
His wife, Jaclyn Stapp, stated he hears voices and is worried his children are going to be attacked by ISIS. He believes he is a marked man. In recent legal documents filed she claims Scott is off the hinges and that the 41-year-old singer was threatening to kill himself and his AA sponsor. She expressed her growing concern and that he had the guns and mindset to follow through on such threats. Scott apparently hears phantom voices and has visions of people on fire. November 10 Stapp left a message with the dean of his children’s school warning that the school would soon be under an ISIS attack.
According to his wife he is binging on steroids, marijuana, cocaine, PCP, Special K, Crystal Meth, and various prescription drugs. Jaclyn says the reason he is homeless is because he is blowing all of his money on the drugs. He has even resorted to pawning personal items to support his drug habits. Earlier this month Stapp’s wife filed for divorce. The two have been married since 2006 and have two children together. Stapp also has a child with his previous wife, Hillaree Burns.
Stapp claims he is homeless due to having his much of his money and royalty payments stolen. He also states the IRS froze his bank accounts due to unrelated clerical errors. He says reports about his drug and alcohol abuse are lies. “I don’t understand why all this is happening to me,” Stapp said. “I’ve been harassed, I’ve been stalked. My name and reputation have been slandered all over the Internet.”
The alarming Facebook video has been removed from his page. Stapp says it’s unlike him to post a video such as this one, but he was trying to straighten out the rumors swirling around his personal life. He claims the IRS suddenly froze his bank accounts and this left him absolutely penniless. As a result, he has been staying at a Holiday Inn. Prior to moving in there he spent weeks sleeping in his truck.
“I had no money, not even for gas or food. I went two days without eating because I had no money. I ended up in an emergency room.” Stapp continued, “When I called the bank to see what happened to the funds I had remaining in the bank, someone had called, used my information…and changed my online passwords to my bank accounts and transferred all the money out of my bank accounts. So I had nothing.” Stapp says he is looking for an honest, good attorney that is “willing to fight and taking it all the way to the top.”
Stapp told CBS News last year how the band’s rise to fame affected him, “It definitely had an impact on me physically and emotionally, and with the success and being so involved in the rock and roll lifestyle. That’s where the foothold began. I could have been a statistic and I should have been a statistic. We hear all the time about the artists that die young and that should have been me. I’m just thankful to God and my wife Jaclyn and my family for pulling me out and pulling me through. What was so dark has now become something that gave me purpose.”
Stapp released his memoir, Sinner’s Creed, in 2012. In the book he chronicles his fundamentalist upbringing, his battles with addiction and rediscovering his faith.