Creed frontman Scott Stapp’s wife is seeking divorce from her estranged husband, it has emerged.
The 41-year-old rocker released a series of videos last week detailing his financial troubles, alleging that the IRS have frozen his bank account and that his “civil rights have been violated”, leaving him homeless.
Wife Jaclyn Stapp asserted that he is “deep into drugs” and “leaving messages that his son’s school is about to be attacked by Isis”. Over the weekend, she revealed that she’s made efforts to have him committed to a psychiatric ward for 60 days.
Now, as Billboard reports, it has emerged that Jaclyn Stapp filed for divorce last month, claiming her husband has been using drugs and made threats to kill himself and harm his family. She says he left their home in early October 2014.
Jaclyn Stapp’s attorney Jason Brodie said: “It is a very painful and personal matter for the family. 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 have three children.
It was yesterday reported that Scott Stapp is attempting to raise £300,000 by crowdfunding for the recording of his third solo album. Stapp released his latest record, ‘Proof Of Life’, in 2013, following his 2005 debut ‘The Great Divide’. Creed are currently defunct and released their last LP, ‘Full Circle’, in 2009. It is estimated that Stapp had a wealth of £19 million at the height of the US metal band’s success.