‘Golden Voiced’ Homeless Man, Ted Williams, Headed To Rehab

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jan. 13, 2011

Ted Williams recently took the world by storm with his “golden voice.” The former radio personality had been living on the streets for over a decade when he literally became an overnight sensation after a Youtube video, showcasing his voice, hit the Internet. Now it appears that the lifestyle that Williams claimed to have left behind really isn’t a thing of the past. After being detained by the LAPD over an altercation with his daughter, Williams’ sobriety claims began to unravel.

VIDEO: Ted Williams talks about his overnight success on CBS’ Early Show

During a Dr. Phil taping that will air on Thursday, Ted is coaxed into entering a rehab facility. A soundbite from the upcoming episode states: “He has been drinking daily, despite his adamant claims of sobriety.” Williams’ ex-wife Patricia and five family members appeared on camera to share why they feel he is not ready for his new-found fame.

VIDEO: Ted Williams’ awkward interview on NBC’s Today Show

Dr. Phil concludes: “If Ted is ever going to get better, he’s got to be honest with himself and admit he’s addicted to drugs and alcohol. I’ve told him it’s not going to be easy and it’s going to take a lot of hard work. It might be a long journey for him, but this is a big step in the right direction.” According to reports, he was with an escort from the rehab center on Wednesday morning with the intention of entering a treatment program as early as today.


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