T.I., Love of Alabama Football Saved Creed's Scott Stapp After Suicide Attempt

By DJ Byrnes on August 18, 2014 at 10:47a
Creed singer, Scott Stapp, on a promotional tour for his new memoirs

It's a situation in which we've all been: the penthouse of Miami's Delano Hotel in the throes of a days-long drug bender. 

According to Creed's Scott Stapp on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live," it was a situation in which he recently found himself.

Like most drug binges, it ended badly. Stapp began to hallucinate, and when he could no longer separate the drugs from reality, he jumped over his 40' high balcony.

Where Stapp's story differentiates from your run-of-the-mill drug overdose comes shortly thereafter.

From MTV.com:

[Stapp] fractured his skull, broke his hip and nose and couldn’t move. Then, in comes T.I. “I laid out 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.”

Amazingly enough, the two musicians had crossed paths 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 and knew what each looked like,” he revealed. “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 then he looked at me and put two and two together and really saved my life.”

 The Year of Luigi is truly a remarkable time to be alive.


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FROMTHE18's picture

All I know of Creed: Creeds best member, guitar legend Mark Tremonti, is now a member of Alter Bridge, one of the best rock bands of all time IMO. 

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apack614's picture

YES! Alter Bridge makes Creed look terrible! Upvote for you my friend!

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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EazyDoesIt's picture

That's because Creed is terrible.

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Doc's picture

Isn't Wolfgang Van Halen their bass player?

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hit_the_couch's picture

If I remember right, Alter Bridge is Creed but with a different singer. Kinda like when Zach De La Rocha (name?) left Rage Against the Machine, they just hired a new singer and changed the band name.

Tremonti is a pretty good guitar player and has his own signature PRS to prove it.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Was he still on a bender, when he told this story?

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Oyster's picture

Kinda brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it...  Roll Tide.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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BucksfanXC's picture

I clicked on this thinking, "damn that Scott Stapp looking Mo-Fo, I'm gonna get in this thread and make a Creed reference cuz that guy is a dead ringer." Then it loads and I start reading and I think, "Damn, that actually IS Scott Stapp?!"

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

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sharks's picture

I wonder if he yelled 'Roll Tide' when he made that porno w Kid Rock

A man got to have a code...

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Oyster's picture

I wonder if he uses a safe word?

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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AngryWoody's picture

Yet another reason to hate Alabama football...

Our Honor Defend!

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Klytus21's picture

Beat me to it.  Hadn't decided yet on the sarcasm font, tho...


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shadybuck's picture

can't hate on T.I.

he's like the guy that Drake talks about in all of his songs

...no he is pretty awesome though

Stoicpaisano's picture

Wonder if the Orlando or Atlanta natives had heard of the Tide before Saban showed up.

Stapp is particularly egregious given he is a Florida State alum.

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Hovenaut's picture

"Stapp is particularly egregious given he is a Florida State alum."

Thank you, SP.

Had thought I read/heard he went to FSU...strange he's looking to Alabama to be a college football fan. I hear the Seminoles do okay.

Oyster's picture

He is allergic to shellfish, thus the change in affiliation.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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Hovenaut's picture

Either that or Tallahassee isn't fond of Creed...which would seem difficult to believe.

What Would Troy Smith Do's picture

See, cause rooting for Alabama football would make me want to commit suicide.

Bucksfan's picture

Amazing, since it is the love of the Alabama Crimson Tide that led to this shooting, to this sexual assault, and the senseless death of these trees.

Unfortunately, irony is likely a concept lost on the entire state of Alabama.
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"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes