UPDATE, Nov. 28: According to TMZ, Scott Stapp was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold on Nov. 13 after police officials found the singer appearing "wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him." Earlier, TMZ reported Stapp had passed a wellness check given by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at his home last week. Stapp's initial Facebook video has been removed, but portions remain up at TMZ.
EARLIER: Creed frontman Scott Stapp posted a 15-minute video to his Facebook page Wednesday, addressing rumors about his drug use, claiming he's broke and living at a Holiday Inn.
The 41-year-old said he's under "some kind of pretty vicious attack," and revealed that rumors that he's using drugs again prompted him to get blood and urine tests as proof of his sobriety.
Stapp said "all hell began to break loose" eight weeks ago when he began an audit of his record company and personal finances.
"During the course of that audit a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me or royalties not paid," he said. "There’s people who have taken advantage and stolen money from me, and they’re 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, that these individuals can get their hands to humiliate and embarrass me and try to ruin my credibility.”
Recently, the singer's wife of eight years, Jaclyn Stapp, filed for divorce and asked for full custody of their two children. In divorce papers, she claimed that the singer's drug use made him a "paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family," according to the Miami Herald.
Also included in the documents were texts allegedly from Stapp that read, "Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way. U have to leave with kids and meet me in Atlanta," and "I’m coming to get you Satan and children. No mercy. You know how this ends. God created you and now God is ending you.”
In the video, Stapp also discussed the state of his personal finances, revealing he's broke.
"All of a sudden the IRS has frozen my bank accounts two or three times to leave me completely penniless. I don’t even understand that and why this is all happening at the same time. When I called to find out why they said, ‘Oh, we had an address mix up. It was a clerical error. So we’ll return your funds in nine to 10 months,'" he said. "I don’t understand how that’s fair in America.”