December 2nd, 2014
Musician Scott Stapp’s wife has requested a divorce from her estranged husband.
Jaclyn Stapp, 34, filed for divorce from the 41-year-old Creed frontman in November. She also asked a Palm Beach County, Florida judge to admit Stapp to a substance abuse facility, alleging her husband has been using drugs daily and had threatened to kill himself and harm his family.
Last week Stapp posted a longwinded video on his Facebook page stating he was broke, homeless, and currently living in a Holiday Inn; in the video he vehemently denied using drugs. The video has since been taken down.
According to TMZ, the divorce papers stressed that Stapp is “irrational, incoherent, delusional, psychotic, dangerous and needs to be involuntarily committed to a mental facility again.”
The papers suggest Stapp be held in a facility for 60 days, stating Stapp is “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.” Stapp was recently released from a 3-day psych hold.
“It is a very painful and personal matter for the family,” said Jason Brodie, Jaclyn Stapp’s attorney. “Jaclyn loves Scott very much. It is now apparent the seriousness of Scott’s health. Jaclyn has taken all the necessary steps to help him. She previously arranged for the appropriate treatment and will continue to try and help him. Her primary concern remains the best interest of their children. Jaclyn asks for privacy for her and her children during this difficult time.”
The couple married in 2006 and have to two children together.
Stapp has fought drug addiction in the past but seemed to be living a sober life in recent years. He previously attempted suicide twice, which he discussed in interviews with Rolling Stone and VH-1.
Creed rose to fame in the mid-90s and has sold more than 40 million records. They won a Grammy for best rock song for “With Arms Wide Open” in 2001. Creed last toured in 2012.
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