Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Reveals He Has Bipolar Disorder

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We just hope he’s doing well!

Last year, Creed lead singer Scott Stapp shocked friends, family, and fans when he exhibited a variety of odd, erratic behaviors.

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From claiming the government stole his money, to believing the CIA told him to assassinate President Obama, the vocalist made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Well now, the 41-year-old is shedding light on his turbulent year and has revealed he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The front man confesses that his manic episodes were not only caused by his mental illness, but also by drug and alcohol addiction.

He said:

“I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse├óΓé¼┬ª I was hallucinating. I drove around the United States for a month, following an angel that I saw on the hood of my car.”

The Florida native cops up to the fact that all of his claims were indeed false and ludicrous.

“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├óΓé¼┬ª All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind.”

Even his wife Jaclyn Stapp had a hunch that something was troubling her husband.

“It made sense├óΓé¼┬ª I definitely knew there was something going on for years, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was.”

However, the singer is committed to staying sober and keeping his illness in check.

After hearing about his diagnosis, he is now in therapy, meets with a sponsor, and takes medication for his condition, which can cause unexpected shifts in mood.

While learning about his ailment came as a shock, he is determined to power through with the love and support he receives from his wife.

“It was hard to process├óΓé¼┬ª There’s a stigma associated with it. But Jaclyn kept telling me, ‘Embrace it. We love you.’ It became a big sign of relief, because finally, we had an answer.”‘

We’re so glad Scott got the help he needed, and we wish him the best of luck with his recovery!

[Image via WENN.]

May 13, 2015 11:13am PDT

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