The Creed frontman will go on tour – and vows to remain sober

By Steve Helling
Updated October 14, 2015 08:20 PM
Jim Wright

Scott Stapp is returning to music – and he couldn’t be happier about it.

“I’m going to go on tour again,” the Creed frontman tells PEOPLE. “I’m just really excited and humbled by the opportunity to continue to do what I love. I miss the fans tremendously. I miss performing. I’m ready to get back to doing what I love.”

On Wednesday, Stapp announced his Proof of Life World Tour. He has scheduled shows in South Africa, as well as in 16 American cities.

It’s an achievement that seemed unattainable last year, when Stapp, 42, had a drug and alcohol fueled psychotic break. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

But Stapp battled back – thanks, in large part, to his wife, Jaclyn. “She is awesome,” Stapp says. “I wouldn’t be where I am without her.”

Stapp has a very specific recovery routine that includes therapy, reflection and hard work. Is he worried about disrupting that plan on the road?

“You know, as long as I continue to have my plan in place, and do that every day, then there aren’t any real concerns. I will continue my routine and plan, but make it fit into life on the road.”

The Stapps, who are appearing on this season of Couples Therapy, are determined to continue to move forward in their relationship.

“We’ve come so far,” adds Jaclyn. “I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress. I’m happy to see where we are now, compared to where we were.”

“I have Jaclyn, who I love,” says Stapp. “I have my family, who I love. And now I have music, which I love. I am very, very blessed.”