Scott Stapp: How My Wife Saved Me

For months, Scott Stapp was on a downward spiral.

The Creed frontman had fled treatment to embark on a cross-country road trip. As he drove from Miami to California, his behavior was erratic and frightening – a result of substance abuse and previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

Creed's Scott Stapp: 'I Have Bipolar Disorder'

Scott Stapp knows that he’s a blessed man.

Sitting with PEOPLE in the living room of his Florida home, the Creed frontman is candid as he talks about the hellish events of the past year.

“I’m lucky to be alive,” he says about his ordeal.

Secret Service to Take Action in Response to Scott Stapp's Alleged Threat Against the President

Did Scott Stapp threaten to kill President Barack Obama?

That’s what Stapp’s wife, Jaclyn, claimed in a 911 call late last month (obtained by TMZ), telling a dispatcher the Creed frontman was in the midst of a psychotic episode.

Scott Stapp Claims He's Broke and Living in a Holiday Inn

He’s performed in sold-out arenas and topped the music charts in the ’90s but Creed lead singer Scott Stapp claims that he’s now broke and living in a cheap hotel room.

In a 15-minute video posted to his Facebook page on Wednesday the 41-year-old said he was “under some kind of pretty vicious attack” with rumors circulating that he was dead or on drugs.

Band Creed Reunites for New Album

After a six-year hiatus, multi-platinum selling Orlando-based rock band Creed have returned with a new record tentatively titled Full Circle.

“We never felt like we weren’t together,” says frontman Scott Stapp. “We’re not looking at this as a reunion. It’s more of a rebirth.”

Though they stayed in touch through holiday cards and the occasional phone call, the group refrained from recording together in order to, “explore other creative outlets and build the main priority in all of our lives, which is our family,” says Stapp.

Justin to Share MTV Gig; Fans Sue Creed

That Justin Timberlake sure does get around.

Fresh from his win as the burping champion at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, the pop star, 22, will join Seann William Scott, 26, of “Bulletproof Monk” and the “American Pie” movies, as co-hosts of the May 31 MTV Movie Awards.

The ceremony – which hands the gold to the screen’s best villain and best kisser (actors are acknowledged for just acting too) – will take place May 31 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will be bleeped for broadcast days later.