Scott Stapp talked about rockstars taking their own lives, telling App:
“Most people don’t understand. They look at someone in rock [who commits suicide] and they say, ‘They’re rich and famous, how can they kill themselves?’ You can have money but that’s not everything. Success isn’t everything.”
Discussing his own struggles with mental illness, Scott noted:
“It all has to do with being bipolar. It’s a condition that affects millions of Americans. It’s a condition that you suffer with in silence.
“People have no idea what’s going on inside of you. Being bi-polar contributed to what I am, my successes and failures.
“But fortunately, I’m still here. I’m doing my best to turn things around. I’ve changed my lifestyle, my diet. I’ve done everything I can to regain my life and normalcy.
“I’m better. Much has improved in my life. I needed for that to happen. It wasn’t easy. I’m still working on things.
“It’s great that things are going well. I get to do what I love and I have this great supportive family. I’m incredibly fortunate. Things could have gone really bad for me but it’s working out.”