In case you’ve been out of the loop, The Stapp Saga first began last week when the singer posted a 15 minute video on his Facebook – the first of 3 videos which have all been deleted since – in which he detailed financial troubles, saying he was “penniless and living in his truck”. In one clip, Stapp accused the government of freezing his money. He also addressed the allegations by his wife Jaclyn Stapp that he relapsed and was heavily using drugs, sending her very bizarre text messages saying things like “Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way. U have to leave with kids and meet me in Atlanta.” She also petitioned for her husband to undergo a psych watch, fearing that the singer was “self treating” and not seeking proper professional help for his addictions, something that could prove to be lethal. She is currently trying to gain custody of their children.
Teenage son Jagger Stapp commented via Twitter on his dad’s situation and aforementioned drug abuse, saying “my father once again chose drugs over his family. He needs help but refuses to get it.” The post itself and Jagger’s Twitter feed is protected but you can find it on the Creed Nation discussion forum.
Members of Stapp’s band Creed have made an effort to help their troubled band mate Scott Stapp, who has been surrounded by controversy over the past week. “We haven’t spoken to Scott Stapp Since the last Creed Tour” said guitarist Mark Tremonti, who was unable to reach Stapp. Bassist Brian Marshall was more successful and was able to speak to Stapp recently. He said of their conversation, “I just wanted everyone to know that I’ve reached out to Scott Stapp. We talked briefly yesterday and he seems to be okay… I let him know that we were all worried and if he needed a sober friend to talk to that I’m always available.”
Meanwhile, Stapp posted a statement regarding his actions and the future. “I’m 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. All I can say is that the truth will set you (me) free, and I’m holding on to Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 44:8. This is a test of faith, and I will NEVER give up or lose my faith. No matter what. This will be my last statement until after justice is served. Love to you all my friends.”
Newest in the dramatic chain of of events, a Fundly campaign has been created by Stapp to help fund his 3rd solo album and a fictional book that he has been working on. The effort has 220 current supporters and has raised just under $600. Stapp has 118 days left to reach the goal of $480,000. The link has been posted to the Creed Facebook page as well.
Keep checking back for the latest updates on the Scott Stapp Saga.