Remember last week, when Creed frontman Scott Stapp left a 15-minute message on his Facebook page claiming that he was penniless and living in a hotel? That post has since been deleted from his page, with Stapp leaving a message that he would “step back and let God control everything from here on,” stating that he’d allowed his “hurt, frustration and emotions take control” and allow him to post the videos. Apparently, God set up a crowdfunding campaign for him to record his next solo album, and he’s only looking for $480,000.
A bit more has come out about Stapp’s situation since we wrote about it last Wednesday. His wife, who he’s currently separated from, is claiming that he’s on drugs, and said that she’s made efforts to have him committed to a psychiatric ward for 60 days. He’d been on a 3-day hold shortly before he checked himself into the hotel. According to TMZ, Jaclyn Stapp and her mother, Hayat Nesheiwat claim that he’s on amphetamines, steroids, week, coke, PCP, Ketamine, and more.
The crowdfunding campaign states “Raising funds 4solo album #3. Using same team, Howard Bensen (Producer) & Chris Lord-Alge (Mix). At the same time, my first book in the fiction category. Need 2fund both projects.” Granted, Bensen and Lord-Alge don’t come cheap, but all but the most delusional diehard Creed fans might want to think twice about Stapp their money. The guy was ranting about being totally broke and not even being able to afford to eat. He also allegedly sent messages about not trusting the government, and claiming his son’s school was going to be attacked by ISIS. And lastly, he’s typing like Prince now apparently. It would be interesting to find out what his fiction book will be about, however. Maybe it’ll have an unreliable narrator? As of press time, the campaign had raised $667 of the $480k it’s seeking. It would be awesomely ironic if it had raised $1 less.