Scott Stapp, the lead singer of Creed, has released more updates, and like the first video he shared about his homeless and penniless state—the erratic nature of which he blames on being tired—these new videos are worrisome. The now-deleted videos were filmed over Thanksgiving and show Stapp addressing the lies spread about him, speaking of how this is the beginning of a “fight for vindication and justice.” Stapp also voices concern over a “soul sickness” that’s apparently infected America, and how God has been taken out of the equation altogether.


The videos were deleted on Friday, and replaced with the following statement shared via Creed’s Facebook page:

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.


Scott Stapp has also created a crowdsourcing campaign, asking for $480,000 that will go towards a solo album and an upcoming novel. This will be his third solo album, and the novel will be a work of fiction.

His wife is currently seeking a divorce, custody for their children, and is petitioning to have Stapp committed to a psychiatric ward for 60 days, citing drug abuse.

(Stereogum via Gawker; CoS)