Scott Stapp – lead singer of the popular 90s Christian rock band Creed – posted an alarming video to his Facebook page earlier today:
In the clip, Stapp explains that he’s broke, homeless, and living in a hotel, following several days of sleeping in his truck, and eventually being admitted to an emergency room.
Stapp blames the federal government, claiming that an audit went awry, causing the IRS to seize every dollar he had to his name.
"I’m under some kind of pretty vicious attack," Stapp says in the clip. "I still haven’t figured out why, except that about eight weeks ago I began an audit…During the course of audit a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me."
"The IRS has frozen my bank accounts two or three times to leave me completely penniless. When I called to find out why, they said, ‘Oh we had an address mix-up. It was a clerical error. We’ll return your funds in 9 to 10 months."
"If any of you guys were worried, just know, I’m sober; I’m safe as of right now; don’t be believe any lies, and just know the truth will prevail."
The singer last made headlines in 2012, when it was reported that rapper T.I. saved Stapp’s life following a suicide attempt.
Stapp welcomed his third child in 2010, while he was still struggling with depression and addiction issues. It is not currently known if he is still in contact with his family.