Scott Stapp of Creed diagnosed with bipolar disorder
For years we were under the impression that Creed lead singer Scott Stapp thought he was someone else – namely, Eddie Vedder. As it turns out, however, he doesn’t have dissociative identity disorder but actually has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The frontman told People magazine that his erratic behavior of the past few months was caused by a psychotic break – which is actually a Jerry Cantrell song, but that wouldn’t be the first time he ‘borrows’ from Alice in Chains – “that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse.” Keep in mind this is a man who named his son Jagger, probably after The Rolling Stones’ singer, and we all know Mick is a paragon of sobriety.
It all started to go downhill for Stapp in November of last year when he posted a shocking video on Facebook (not the one with Kid Rock, though) in which he went full-on Mel Gibson – and not the well-adjusted Mel Gibson from Conspiracy Theory but the raging nutcase that is Mel Gibson in real life. “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,” he said. “All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind.” According to a 911 call his wife Jaclyn made, the singer though he was with the CIA… wait a second; so he forgot he was in a post-grunge band and believed he was instead a member or early hip hop group Cru’ in Action!? Oh, that’s the Central Intelligence Agency he believed he was part of. And apparently he made potential threats about the USA’s human president – it may not be perfect, but it's still the best government we have for now.
Stapp eventually took to the road, Highway to Heaven-style. “I drove around the United States for a month, following an angel that I saw on the hood of my car.” By his own admission, he slept in his truck and went at least two days without food because he could not afford to buy any. After three months of downward spiraling, the singer finally entered an intensive program in a dual diagnostic facility where he was diagnosed, and though he was shocked at first, saying that “it was hard to process” because of the “stigma associated with it,” his wife said that “it made sense. I definitely knew there was something going on for years, but I couldn't pinpoint what it was.” Stapp is currently on medication for bipolar disorder, is following a 12 step program, and has a sponsor. “Nothing is more important than my sobriety,” he concluded.