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Scott Stapp's wife seeks a 60-day psychiatric hold for troubled singer

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Two days ago, Scott Stapp, the former frontman for the now-defunct 90s band Creed, posted a video on Facebook claiming to be homeless, sober, and the victim of financial theft and fraud. The video is no longer available, but on Saturday, more details have emerged, alleging that the singer may not have been honest about his current situation.

According to TMZ, following Wednesday’s video—which Stapp has since removed—his estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp, filed paperwork requesting to have Stapp placed on a 60-day psychiatric hold, claiming that the troubled singer is lying about his sobriety. TMZ reports that Jaclyn—who filed the paperwork with her mother, Hayat Nesheiwat—alleges Stapp is “deep into drugs” and “leaving messages that his son’s school is about to be attacked by ISIS, biological weapons are on the way, he’s been poisoned and he’s threatened to hurt people. ” The women reportedly claim the singer is attempting to dangerously detox himself, and is a danger to himself and those around him.

Stapp’s wife made similar claims when she filed for divorce earlier this month, and according to a Madison County, Florida police report obtained by TMZ, Stapp was placed in a 72-hour psych hold after police allegedly found him incoherent on the side of the road.

Last night, Stapp updated his Facebook page with the following statement:

“I’m going to step back and let God control everything from here on. I should have continued to do that before I allowed my hurt, frustration, and emotions take control and post those videos. All I can say is that the truth will set you (me) free, and I’m holding on to Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 44:8. This is a test of faith, and I will NEVER give up or lose my faith. No matter what. This will be my last statement until after justice is served. Love to you all my friends.”

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