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Creed Singer: I'm Bipolar

Thursday, 14 May 2015 03:16 PM


Creed Singer Scott Stapp says he's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and is in recovery. "I'm lucky to be alive," he told People.

Fans became aware that Stapp was having problems in November when he posted a 15-minute video on his Facebook page, saying he was homeless and broke and "under some kind of pretty vicious attack." At one point his wife, Jaclyn, called 911 saying that Stapp believed he worked for the CIA.

"I was hallucinating," he told People. "I drove around the United States for a month, following an angel that I saw on the hood of my car. In my delusional thinking, I thought my family was involved in ISIS, and that millions of dollars had been taken from me to support terrorism. All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind."

The psychotic break, he said, was brought about by drug and alcohol abuse.

Stapp, 41, entered treatment where he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. "It made sense," Jaclyn told People. "I definitely knew there was something going on for years."

Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is characterized by mood swings that range from manic highs to depressive lows. According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 Americans every year.

Stapp takes therapy for his bipolar disorder and is participating in a 12-step program to combat his alcoholism.

"Nothing is more important than my sobriety," he told People.


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Creed Singer Scott Stapp says he's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and is in recovery. I'm lucky to be alive, he told People. Fans became aware that Stapp was having problems in November when he posted a 15-minute video on his Facebook page, saying he was homeless...
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