LOS ANGELES – Former Creed singer Scott Stapp expressed gratitude Thursday that prosecutors didn't charge him with public drunkenness for an incident at Los Angeles International Airport, and he promised to get his life together and start keeping his name out of the tabloids.
Stapp, 32, and his wife, former Miss New York Jaclyn Nesheiwat, were on their way to Hawaii for their honeymoon when he was arrested Feb. 11 for allegedly being drunk in public. The two were married in Miami the day before.
"No charges have been filed by the L.A. district attorney's office, and for that I am appreciative," Stapp said in a statement. "I have said it before, but we all make mistakes, and the day will come soon enough where you no longer read of mine in the tabloids."
Stapp is also the target of a lawsuit filed in Miami last Thursday by a woman who claims to be involved in a sex video showing him and fellow musician Kid Rock with several strippers.
Stapp said the tape, which was made in 1999, was stolen from him. He and Kid Rock have won a temporary court order in Michigan preventing World Wide Red Light District from distributing the video or promoting any part of it.
Stapp, who won a Grammy in 2000 for Creed's song "With Arms Wide Open," released his first solo album, "The Great Divide," last November.