Scott Stapp is ready to tell his story.
The Boca Raton-based Creed rocker talked to People magazine’s latest issue about his erratic behavior over the past few months.
“I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse,” admits Stapp, whose wife, Jaclyn Stapp, recently called off her divorce filing. “I was hallucinating. I drove around the United States for a month, following an angel that I saw on the hood of my car.”
In November, the father of three also posted a disturbing video on YouTube, claiming that he was destitute because people were stealing from him and that he was living in a Holiday Inn. He added that he went two days without eating and ended up in the ER.
After receiving psychiatric care, the father of three was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition marked by manic episodes, and is taking the proper medication while continuing treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
“In my delusional thinking, I thought my family was involved in ISIS, and that millions of dollars had been taken from me to support terrorism," he tells the magazine. “All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind.”
Celia Cruz fans, oye! HistoryMiami Museum is adding a little piece of the Queen of Salsa to the History & Ourselves exhibit. A gold sequin dress, a gift by the Celia Cruz Estate (Celia Cruz Legacy Project), will be on display from Friday through Sept.13. A one-of-a-kind piece by Venezuelan designer Irma Penalver, the gown was worn on various occasions, including the first Summit of the Americas, which was held in Miami in 1994, and a Kiwanis Carnival party at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
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Bethenny Frankel has moved on, yet again. The divorcee’s new man? Page Six reports that he’s Boca Raton businessman Michael Toppel. Though her rep insists they are friends, the Real Housewives of NYC star has been spotted looking cozy with him around Miami Beach. Or perhaps he’s a shoulder to cry on? Frankel was just ordered to fork out $26,000 a month, plus $100,000 in lawyer fees, to estranged husband Jason Hoppy, as part of their divorce settlement.