In his recently released autobiography, the rocker revealed how the rapper rescued him after he had taken a near-death fall from his hotel room balcony
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(Yahoo!) - Creed's lead singer Scott Stapp is one of T.I.'s biggest personal fans. In 2006, the Atlanta rapper came to Stapp's rescue after he had taken a near-death fall from the balcony of his 16th floor room at the swank Delano Hotel in Miami Beach. Stapp recalls the ordeal in his recently released autobiography, Sinner's Creed.
Stapp, who was intoxicated and drugged at the time, writes that he was depressed, paranoid and hallucinating. He believed that he was being chased, and, in an effort to flee, he climbed over the balcony railing and attempted to lower himself onto the balcony below, but slipped and fell onto his forehead.
As Stapp lay on a concrete ridge next to the 15th floor balcony, he called for help, but the adjoining room was not occupied. It took two hours before Stapp, who was in excruciating pain, was discovered with a broken nose, arm and hip.
"Finally, the balcony door opened," Stapp wrote. "As it did, I leaned my head over the edge, and a puddle of blood splattered at the feet of the gentle-man standing there. He looked up toward the ledge. I saw his face and thought, Wait a minute, I know this guy." Stapp and T.I. had met in 2004 while working on music for The Passion Of The Christ: Songs, an album of tracks inspired by the Mel Gibson film.
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