The former lead singer for Creed, Scott Stapp, has told People magazine that he’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He’s had difficulties for years, but after his lengthy meltdown on Facebook last year, it was evident that he was in trouble. BixJournals reported when Stapp lost custody of his children and was admitted for a psychiatric evaluation after his wife, Jaclyn Stapp, filed the petition to put him on a psych hold.
In his interviews with People and ABC News, Stapp explained how using drugs and alcohol led to his downfall and caused the psychiatric break. He also found out that he suffers from bipolar disorder and is taking medication to help control the manic-depressive moods.
Scott Stapp was one of the original members of the rock band, Creed, which was formed in 1993. Their first album was released in 1997 and sold over six million copies. The group broke up in 2004 but had a brief reunion in 2009. After they disbanded, Stapp began his solo singing career and has released two albums.