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Scott Stapp: 60-Day Psychiatric Hold Requested for Creed Singer

“I’m going to step back and let God control everything from here on,” Creed singer writes in new statement after taking down his jarring testimonial

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Scott Stapp performs at Irving Plaza on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

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A distraught Scott Stapp posted a video on Facebook November 26th claiming that he was now penniless and homeless. While Stapp assured fans he was clean and sober in the rambling 15-minute video, divorce papers filed by his wife Jaclyn Stapp suggest otherwise. Now, more details about the Creed singer’s descent have emerged, including a report that Stapp was placed on a temporary involuntary psychiatric hold earlier this month.

According to TMZ, after Scott Stapp posted his video online Wednesday, his wife Jaclyn Stapp filed legal documents to have her husband committed for 60 days so he can receive the help he requires. This comes after Jaclyn Stapp stated in a divorce petition that the Creed singer had been “doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family.”

TMZ adds more details to those allegations, writing that Scott Stapp called up the dean of his son’s school on November 10th to alert them that ISIS was targeting the school. Stapp also allegedly threatened to kill both himself and his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, with TMZ adding “he has guns.” Jaclyn Stapp claims that her husband has been pawning his possessions to fuel his habit, which includes “steroids, weed, cocaine, PCP, Special K, Crystal meth, and various Rx drugs.”

While all those allegations could be viewed as kindling for a messy divorce, there is some evidence to back Jaclyn Stapp’s claims: A Madison Country, Florida Sheriff’s Department report from November 13th states that deputies found Stapp in his vehicle on the side of the road – the singer mentioned in his video that he was living out of his truck – “wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him,” TMZ reports. Stapp was placed on a 72-hour psych hold before he was released.

After the stirring video went viral late last week, the singer removed the testimonial from Facebook on November 28th and in its place issued a statement. “I’m going to step back and let God control everything from here on. I should have continued to do that before I allowed my hurt, frustration, and emotions take control and post those videos,” Stapp writes. “All I can say is that the truth will set you (me) free, and I’m holding on to Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 44:8. This is a test of faith, and I will NEVER give up or lose my faith. No matter what. This will be my last statement until after justice is served. Love to you all my friends.”

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