Friday, April 12, 2024

Creed Singer Scott Stapp Snap: Drugs, Alcohol, Fractured Head, Suicide Attempt, Bad Songs


Once there was a time when an interminable record called “With Arms Wide Open” was on the radio day and night. Creed was the group, Scott Stapp was the singer. They had some more minor hits and faded away. Now Stapp is in the news again. He’s declared himself homeless and penniless despite having just finished a small solo tour. His wife put him in a psychiatric hold even though she’s apparently divorcing him.

Stapp– who reportedly has major drug and alcohol issues– tried to commit suicide in 2013 by throwing himself off a building. He fractured his skull. He wrote a book about the suicide attempt and being a Christian rock star. Then he made a video called “Slow Suicide”–name of a song, really — and re-enacted his hospital adventure.

Now Stapp is issuing bizarre videos on YouTube. He seems paranoid, although this is rock and roll– he’s probably owed a ton of money from someone. We do learn that Stapp’s son is named Jagger. But this shows no understanding of Mick Jagger, really. The biggest rock star in the world cuts bait and moves on. There’s none of this hand-wringing. Stapp’s next move would be to date Amanda Bynes (Just kidding!)

Here’s the hit. Creed will not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, obviously.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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