Creed frontman Scott Stapp’s wife is seeking a divorce from her estranged husband.
Jaclyn Stapp filed for divorce from the 41-year-old singer and asked a judge in Palm Beach County, Florida, last month to have her husband admitted to a substance abuse facility. She said her husband has been using several drugs and threatened to kill himself and harm his family. She said he left their home in early October.
“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 eight years ago and has three children.
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Stapp has been posting rambling online videos on Facebook over the past week saying he’s broke. He denied he’s taking drugs or alcohol and said he is “as sober as can be.”
“When you can’t get any help from law enforcement, your federal government or even local attorneys, what options am I left with except to make public statements like this, and put it out on the Internet and hope that someone’s going to realize that the rumors that have been spread about me are lies,” he said in one video.
The videos were later deleted and a statement posted Friday said Stapp is “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,” the statement said.
Creed last toured together in 2012. The band was one of the most successful rock acts of the 1990s, selling more than 40 million albums. Creed won the Grammy for best rock song for “With Arms Wide Open” in 2001.