Scott Stapp Arrested at LAX

Ex-Creed frontman arrested for public drunkenness en route to honeymoon

February 13, 2006 2:36 PM ET

What should have been a weekend of celebration for former Creed frontman Scott Stapp turned into a run-in with authorities. On Saturday, the day after Stapp, 32, wed former Miss New York Jaclyn Nesheiwat, 25, at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Miami's Biscayne Bay, the singer was arrested at Los Angeles International airport for public intoxication.

Police responding to a disturbance query at an LAX terminal apprehended Stapp, who was en route to Hawaii for his honeymoon, and booked him at the city's Van Nuys station. Stapp was later freed, but must return to L.A. on March 8th to face his indictment on a charge of public intoxication. The rocker is scheduled to play Cleveland's House of Blues that night, in support of his solo debut, The Great Divide.

Stapp, who is recovering from substance abuse issues, made headlines last November after a fist fight with members of 311 at a Baltimore hotel bar on Thanksgiving Day.

In an interview with Rolling Stone last month, Stapp openly discussed the demons he struggles with in spite of his commercial success with Creed, and admitted to contemplating suicide after his band's 2004 breakup. "You can sell millions of records, be showered with admiration and still feel despised and unwanted," he said. "I made a lot of mistakes I'm not proud of." Stapp claimed, however, that he had put those hard times behind him. "I'm sober."

This is the second marriage for Stapp, and the first for Nesheiwat, the director of public affairs for the Scott Stapp Foundation, which helps underprivileged children.

Stapp is scheduled to kick off his fifteen-date tour in support of The Great Divide on February 23rd in Orlando, Florida.

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