Creed’s Stapp clar­i­fies T.I.’s sui­cide res­cue com­ments

Toronto Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

For­mer Creed front­man Scott Stapp has clar­i­fied com­ments rap­per T.I. made about sav­ing the rock star’s life in 2006, in­sist­ing he was not try­ing to kill him­self.

The rocker was left with a cracked skull, frac­tured hip, and a bro­ken nose when he took a tum­ble from his bal­cony on the 16th floor of Mi­ami, Florida’s De­lano Ho­tel in the mid­dle of a drug binge.

In his mem­oir, Sin­ner’s Creed, the rocker re­called his brush with death, ex­plain­ing he was at­tempt­ing to es­cape from an imag­i­nary in­truder when he lost his grip on the rail­ing and plum­meted onto a con­crete ledge be­low.

Un­able to move, Stapp lay in agony un­til the What­ever You Like hit­maker, who was also a guest at the ho­tel, came to the res­cue and called for med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

Last month, T.I. opened up about the in­ci­dent in an in­ter­view in GQ and claimed Stapp told him he thought his girl­friend was cheat­ing on him with his best friend.

“He tried to jump from 14 (floor) and I think (my friend and I) were prob­a­bly the sixth floor, some­thing like that,” he said.

“And he was try­ing to con­tinue to jump. And we was like, ‘No, no, no. Don’t do that’...”

How­ever, Stapp is now in­sist­ing he wasn’t try­ing to harm him­self, but he is grate­ful T.I. was there to save his life.

“That’s not ac­cu­rate. I had an ac­ci­dent and I was in­jured, and he found me in­jured and called an am­bu­lance,” he tells TMZ. “He def­i­nitely was quick go­ing to get me the help I needed when I was in­jured. We briefly spoke (af­ter­wards) and gave each other a hug. He’s a good dude ... He seems to be at the right place at the right time. He’s a good man with a good heart.”

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