Remember a few months back, Stapp had put up all these weird video diaries on the internet about ISIS and terrorism and insanity? Turns out he’s actually bipolar with a drug and alcohol problem. That explains a lot actually.
“I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse,” he says. “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,” he continues. “All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind.”
Stapp admits that he was initially shocked with the diagnosis. “It was hard to process,” he says. “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.”
Now he’s medicated, on a 12 step program and has a sponsor, so things are on the up and up for the Creed frontman. Good for him. Unfortunately we can’t blame the addictions for the band Creed, but I’m sure someone has tried.