Late last year, Creed frontman Scott Stapp posted series of disturbing videos displaying erratic behavior and paranoid delusions. It looks as though he got the help he needed though and, in a new interview with People magazine, it seems as though the singer is doing a lot better, and explains the situation more coherently:
I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse. I was hallucinating. I drove around the United States for a month, following an angel that I saw on the hood of my car. In my delusional thinking, I thought my family was involved in ISIS, and that millions of dollars had been taken from me to support terrorism. All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind.
He went into psychiatric care and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
I definitely knew there was something going on for years, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. […] It was hard to process. There’s a sigma associated with it. But Jaclyn [his wife] kept telling me, ‘Embrace it. We love you.’ It became a big sign of relief, because finally, we had an answer.
Stapp remains in intensive therapy, and is currently sober and taking medication to manage his bipolar disorder. “Nothing is more important than my sobriety,” he told People.