Creed’s Scott Stapp Attempted Suicide, Was ‘Saved’ by Rapper T.I. [VIDEO]
Stapp recently dropped in on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live and ended up giving the viewing audience a whole lot more than they bargained for. What was expected to be an interview about Creed's upcoming album, which is currently in the works, and his new memoir 'Sinner's Creed' turned out to be a anything but. While the topic of conversation was the words within his book, it uncovered a shocking tale of attempted suicide and an unlikely "guardian angel."
During the show, Stapp detailed an incident where he checked into Delano Hotel in Miami during a pretty substantial drug binge. The Christian-rocker said that after days on end without sleep, he began to hear voices in his head and thought he was trapped in an asylum. The claustrophobic nature of his delusions prompted Stapp to hurl himself off of the balcony, from which he dropped 40-feet to a broken hip and fractured skull. "I laid out there for two and a half hours and my guardian angel showed up -- rapper T.I.," said Stapp of the fall that left him temporarily immobilized. "He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life."
"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," explained Stapp. "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 then he looked at me and put two and two together and really saved my life."
Ironically, Stapp detailed a similar scenario in the Creed song 'One Last Breath.' Stapp and Creed have previously blocked out time for the band to record new material for what will be their fifth studio album and will likely continue work when guitarist Mark Tremonti finishes touring behind his debut solo effort 'All I Was.'
Scott Stapp Talks Suicide Attempt