Say what now? Creed singer Scott Stapp is opening up about trying to kill himself in 2004, and says he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for his guardian angel:
Stapp spoke about the incident on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” explaining that he’d checked into the penthouse of Miami’s Delano Hotel during a drug binge.
After days of being awake, phantom voices and the hotel’s white walls prompted visions of an asylum, and Stapp jumped over his balcony, 40 FEET off the ground.
He fractured his skull, broke his hip and nose and couldn’t move.
Then, like his own personal savior … along comes T.I.
“I laid there for two and a half hours and my guardian angel showed up – rapper T.I.,” Stapp said. “He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life.”
The two musicians had met just once before.
“I had met T.I. back in 2004, we were both writing songs for The Passion of The Christ: Songs Inspired By soundtrack and we had briefly interacted there.”
“We knew what the looked like. We’d talked about being fans of Alabama.”
“It’s ironic … he walked in, and I found out later it was the only room left in the hotel and he came in off the street and came out, and as I’m laying on the ledge, blood fell to [T.I.’s] feet and he looked up and he had an Alabama hat on.”
“I said, ‘roll tide,’ and he looked at me and put two and two together and saved my life.”
Just as amazingly, this isn’t T.I.’s first time playing hero in a life or death situation.
In 2010, he talked an Atlanta man out of jumping off a 22-story building.
“Nothing is that bad. Nothing in life is worth taking your life,” T.I. was heard telling the man in video footage. “I’m here to help you. Please come down to talk to me.”
Good guy, that T.I.