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The Tragic case of Scott Stapp's Breakdown

The Tragic case of Scott Stapp's Breakdown

In November 2014, Scott Stapp submitted to the first of his many following patterns of erratic and paranoid behavior after he called up his son's school and said, 'The core of ISIS is within my family'. He never explained why he called up the school, but he was sure that it wasn't going to be the last.

Scott Stapp was the former vocalist of the Christian Rock band, Creed. In November 2014, the hard rock singer posted a self-made video claiming he was completely penniless and sleeping in his truck. Stapp was later placed on psychiatric hold after threatening to kill himself. He stayed in the facility for three days, but then his estranged wife then sought a 60-day hold for the troubled musician. He went on to miss a court hearing, lost custody of his children and a 911 tape surfaced where Scott’s wife claimed he was on a mission to assassinate President Obama.

Stapp’s mania took extremely strange turns. He would stuff his wallet with cash and fill the back of his truck with guns and sports memorabilia, all of which he would give away randomly. He even gave away three Salvador Dali sketches to a Catholic Church in Mississippi. After making several calls to the White House in his manic state, the Secret Service actually at Stapp’s Los Angeles home and his family’s home in Florida.

Stapp also said he was taking exorbitant amounts of the prescription drug Adderall. “I got up to taking double the legal dosage for that medication, 120 milligrams,” he reveals. “And that led me right into a full-blown psychotic episode.”

While indeed a very sad instance, it is not the first time Stapp has made headlines for activities unrelated to musical performance. In 2002, he was charged with reckless driving in Florida, and in 2007 had a domestic violence charge against him dropped only after delivering a public apology to his wife.

Scott Stapp revealed that he was suffering from bipolar disorder and is 'lucky to be alive'.

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.

After entering rehab and getting treatment for bipolar disorder, Scott Stapp has moved back home hoping to mend the relationship with his wife.The Creed singer says he is in the midst of a 12-step program and is taking medication for his bipolar disorder.