Stapp described the campaign as an attempt to raise funds for his third solo album. He said he will seek the help of collaborators Howard Bensen and Chris Lord-Alge. He also said the funds to be raised will be used in publishing his first fiction book.
The campaign has garnered 174 supporters and $577 as of this writing.
The campaign comes after Stapp posted a video on Facebook on Nov. 26, which has now been deleted, saying people are stealing money from him and he is now broke and homeless.
After the video was released, Stapp's wife Jaclyn sought help to have the singer put under a 60-day psychiatric hold, according to TMZ. Jaclyn, along with her mother Hayat Nesheiwat, claims Stapp is not sober as he claimed on the video and that his drug abuse has heightened his paranoia.
On Nov. 28, Stapp released a statement via his Facebook page, saying: "I'm going to step back and let God control everything from here on. I should have continued to do that before I allowed my hurt, frustration and emotions take control and post those videos. All I can say is that the truth will set you (me) free."
And the truth is, according to Stapp's son Jagger, the singer has a drug problem and does not want to seek help.
The sixteen-year-old took to Twitter to share his dismay over his father's ramblings on Facebook, according to Ultimate Rock, saying: "My dad is too busy posting songs on his FB hiding out for attention rather [than] getting his act together #dadstop."
He added, "To all [those] confused, my father once again chose drugs over his family. He needs help, but refuses to get it. He's been on a 9-week binge."
Stapp's band mates, however, believe that their friend is doing well. Guitarist Mark Tremonti addressed fan questions about Stapp's posts on social media, saying: "Thank the label, don't blame us!"
Bassist Brian Marshall said he reached out to Stapp and was not alarmed when he spoke to him. "We talked briefly yesterday and he seems to be okay," Marshall wrote on his Facebook page. "I let him know that we were all worried and if he needed a sober friend to talk to that I'm always available."
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