The estranged wife of rocker Scott Stapp has appealed to the press for privacy as the family continues to deal with the former Creed frontman's alleged mental health issues.

Jaclyn Stapp filed to end her eight-year marriage to the singer last month (Nov14) and asked a Florida judge to place him on a psychiatric hold amid claims he had threatened to harm his family and end his life.

Scott, who is reportedly battling a drug addiction, was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility on 13 November (14), but was released after 72 hours.

His wife and mother-in-law, Hayat Nesheiwat, lodged a new court request to have the rocker committed again last week (26Nov14), and now Jaclyn is begging the media to let them work out their problems in private.

Jason Brodie, Jaclyn Stapp's attorney, says, "It is a very painful and personal matter for the family. Jaclyn loves Scott very much. It is now apparent the seriousness of Scott's health. Jaclyn has taken all the necessary steps to help him. She previously arranged for the appropriate treatment and will continue to try and help him. Her primary concern remains the best interest of their children. Jaclyn asks for privacy for her and her children during this difficult time."

Scott Stapp's personal struggles hit headlines late last month (Nov14) after he posted a video on detailing his financial troubles, revealing he is broke and homeless

Jaclyn claims the rocker left the home they share with their three children voluntarily in October (14).

He has since insisted he is clean and sober and has launched a new crowdfunding campaign online in a bid to raise money for a new solo album.

Creed bassist Brian Marshall has also been in touch with Stapp to offer his support, telling fans, "I just wanted everyone to know that I've reached out to Scott Stapp. We talked briefly... and he seems to be Ok... I let him know that we were all worried and if he needed a sober friend to talk to that I'm always available."