Scott Stapp
Stapp wrote a post online claiming that he is broke, homeless and sometimes goes without food Getty

Creed Frontman Scott Stapp was placed on 72-hour psychiatric hold after suffering drug-fuelled paranoid delusions, it has been claimed.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, the 41-year-old rock star was behaving bizarrely when he was found on the side of a road earlier this month.

He was allegedly incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to kill him so officers decided to seek professional help.

Stapp's estranged wife Jaclyn Stapp, who filed for divorce in October, previously claimed that the embattled singer and songwriter regularly hears voices and has visions of people on fire and even feared an attacked on his family by Islamic militant group Isis.

In court documents Jaclyn also claimed that her husband's antics are being fuelled by a potentially lethal cocktail of prescription drugs, steroids, weed, cocaine, PCP, ketamine and crystal meth.

But despite her worries, the mother-of-two and former Miss New York USA dismissed her petition on Friday (28 November) to lock him up. She reportedly believes she can get through to him.

News of Stapp's admission comes just days after the Grammy Award-winning artist posted a video online claiming that he was penniless, practically homeless and going without food.

In the 16-minute clip posted to his Facebook page he slammed claims that he was a habitual drug user as false and also appealed for help from an "honest" attorney to take on his case.

"I have been harassed, I've been stalked. Again my name, my reputation has been slandered all over the internet," he told fans.

"There were rumours that I'm on drugs and drinking and relapsed and, you know in rehab and all these other things, that's also a lie. It's not true, I'm as sober as can be."

He also alleged that the IRS has frozen his accounts and royalty payments have not been paid to him.

"There were a couple of weeks where I had to sleep in my truck. I had no money, not even for gas or food. I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room."

"I even told them [the bank] that I hadn't eaten for two days and they wouldn't even give me $5 to get something to eat," he said.