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12/12/2014 01:34 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2014

Creed Singer Scott Stapp Threatened To Kill Obama, According To Wife's 911 Call [UPDATE]

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp was hospitalized and placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold last month after posting a video to Facebook in which he lamented his financial situation.

Stapp's wife of eight years, Jaclyn Stapp, had filed for divorce weeks earlier, claiming that the singer's drug use had left him a "paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family."

Recently, the singer allegedly told his wife that he is a CIA agent on a mission to assassinate President Barack Obama, prompting a call to 911. In a 40-minute recording, obtained by the TMZ, Jaclyn and her sister call for help to report that Stapp is "very ill":

According to TMZ, Stapp told police that his estranged wife had stolen $6 million and, when he confronted her, she had retaliated by trying to have him committed. Police reportedly determined that the 41-year-old rocker did not show signs of mental instability to warrant another psychiatric hold.

Seemingly fixated on Obama, Stapp gave a recent interview in which he blamed the president for his current financial problems.

"In 2012 I was doing a promotional tour for my book 'Sinner's Creed' and went on Fox News and expressed a little concern and disappointment with President Obama. Within two months of that public statement, that's when the IRS began to freeze my accounts," Stapp said. "I believe that the IRS situation is definitely a result of me expressing my dissatisfaction with President Obama. Absolutely, 100 percent."

UPDATE: TMZ reports that Creed singer Scott Stapp has lost custody of his three children, after a Florida judge awarded sole legal and physical custody to his estranged wife.

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