The Creed frontman is celebrating five years of sobriety, posting a picture of himself with short hair holding his baby son

By Eric Todisco
February 27, 2019 05:55 PM
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Scott Stapp is saying out with old and in with the new — look!

The Creed singer, 45, tweeted out a picture of himself and his son, Anthony, 14 months, revealing a surprisingly clean-cut style.

“Headed to Puerto Rico for a show this Saturday at Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in Bellas Artes,” he wrote alongside the sweet photo. “Going to miss my little guy. I think he’s digging the new cut.”

Known for his rock star mane, Stapp is debuting the new cut, the work of Dandelion Salon in his new hometown of Nashville, as he celebrates five years of sobriety.

Two weeks ago he attended the MusiCares Grammy event in Los Angeles where he thanked the organization, which serves to support struggling musicians, for the huge role it played in his recovery from addiction and depression.

Scott and Jaclyn Stapp
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Stapp’s road to sobriety kicked off in 2014. After run-ins with law enforcement, issues with drugs and drinking and even contemplating suicide, Stapp slowly began his road to recovery.

In 2016, the singer told PEOPLE about how his wife Jaclyn, 38, and four children helped him deal with his struggles, which also include bipolar disorder.

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“A couple of years ago when I really hit bottom, and realized that I was dealing with more than just addiction, and fighting bipolar [disorder], untreated,” he said. “That was a huge turning point for me, and then coming to the place where I almost lost my family. That was really an eye-opener, and it put me in a position where I’d be willing to do anything for that not to happen. And that’s really where you’ve got to be to make changes in your life.”

Last Thursday, the Grammy-winning singer announced he will be releasing new music in 2019.