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Scott Stapp comes clean: I am bipolar

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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.”

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