Creed frontman Scott Stapp confessed to fans via Facebook on Wednesday, Nov. 26, that he’s homeless and broke. In a shocking and sad 15-minute-long confessional, the singer claims he’s a victim of “financial theft” and has been left without money for food or housing.
“Right now I’m living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there’s been a couple of weeks I had to live in my truck,” Stapp, 41, tells the camera.
Things have been so rough for the “With Arms Wide Open” singer, he claims: “I had no money, not even for gas or food. I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room.”
So what happened to all his cash?
“About eight weeks ago, I began an audit of not only my record company but my personal finances,” he explains. “During the course of that audit a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me or royalties not paid.”
On top of that, Stapp says those “who have taken advantage and stolen” from him are “trying to discredit me, slander me, and I’ve even been threatened that if I went public like I’m doing right now, that any impropriety I’ve done in the past these individuals can get their hands on to humiliate and embarrass me and try to ruin my credibility.”
The rocker also tells fans in the video that he’s sober despite his estranged wife Jaclyn’s reported allegations. (Jaclyn recently filed for divorce and, according to the Miami Herald, “asserts Stapp has 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.”)
“I’m sober as can be,” he tells fans. “Once the rumors started coming out I began getting blood and urine tests once a week just in case someone called me to the carpet on it, I can prove it.”
Watch the video above.
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