Creed singer Scott Stapp released a rambling 15-minute Facebook video Wednesday in which he claimed he was "penniless" and homeless while denying drug claims made by his wife Jaclyn Stapp in her filing for divorce and full custody of their two children.
Today, he spoke exclusively on Toronto’s KiSS 92.5's The Roz and Mocha Show about his mental health, his former band mates and how a rock star who once filled arenas and sold 40 million records could end up broke.
In one word? Obama. Yes, he blames the U.S. President.
"I didn't know whether I made the right decision by making that video but I just followed my heart and wanted to make sure that my kids, whom I haven't been able to see or speak with in about nine weeks, knew the truth," the singer told hosts hosts Roz Weston and Mocha.
Off the bat, they asked how he went from an income estimated to be between $15-$25 million to now living in a Holiday Inn and sometimes in a van.
"In 2012 I was doing a promotional tour for my book 'Sinner's Creed' and went on Fox News and expressed a little concern and disappointment with President Obama. Within two months of that public statement, that's when the IRS began to freeze my accounts," Stapp said. "I believe that the IRS situation is definitely a result of me expressing my dissatisfaction with President Obama. Absolutely, 100 per cent."
Stapp added that once his assets were frozen by the IRS, he couldn't pay his mortgage.
He also said that nobody from his former group Creed has reached out to him. "People that I thought were on the same team, as well as my record company, as well as family, took advantage of me financially."
After reading out some of Stapp's text messages that his ex made public ("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") Roz and Mocha asked if he had seen a doctor about his mental health.
"Absolutely, I went to three different emergency rooms to get blood tests and urine testes to prove that I was sober and I also went to meet with a mental health professional to get evaluated," he said, claiming that he got a "100 per cent clear bill of health."
Listen to the full exclusive interview on KiSS 92.5's The Roz and Mocha Show:
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