Scott Stapp Reveals Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

image Courtesy Wind-up RecordsLast November, Scott Stapp made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Creed frontman posted a series of videos in which he said he was under attack from people who had left him broke and homeless after stealing his money and threatening to humiliate him. Additionally, Stapp's wife, Jaclyn, made a 911 call in which she said that Stapp believed that he was in the CIA and that he was tasked with assassinating President Obama.

Now, Stapp has revealed in an interview with People that he is now recovering from his "psychotic break" and that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

"I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse," Stapp says. "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 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 adds. "All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind."

Stapp then sought out help and was admitted to a dual diagnostic facility, where he was diagnosed as bipolar.

"It was hard to process," Stapp says. "There's a stigma associated with it. But Jaclyn kept telling me, 'Embrace it. We love you.' It became a big sign of relief, because finally, we had an answer."

Stapp will talk more about his recovery on ABC's Nightline, airing tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET.

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