Thursday, May 5, 2011

'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Checks Into Rehab -- Again

Ted Williams, the Columbus, Ohio homeless man who shot to fame last January after a video of his golden radio voice went viral is headed back to rehab to treat drug and alcohol dependency. He claims he was sober for years, but the media attention caused him to lose his sobriety and he began to drink heavily again which culminated in a physical fight with one of his daughters. This afternoon, Ted told 10TV News he's heading back to the Origins Recovery Center, a male-only treatment center in in South Padre Island, Texas.
The destination is the same place that Dr. Phil McGraw arranged for him to attend in January. McGraw offered to pay Williams' expense at the rehabilitation center. "I'm going back to get some real recovery and some rest," Williams said. "Dr. Phil's concerns and cares will not go in vain. I hope I can successfully complete this whole journey and come back and say, 'Hey Dr. Phil. I did it.'" Williams left Origins after less than two weeks there in January. He told 10TV News that he was not sure whether McGraw's all-expenses offer was still valid, but said some lucrative job offers will allow him to pay for treatment. "If I have to pay for it myself, that's what I'll do," Williams said. He said that he plans to stay at Origins for at least 30 days. Williams said that he just finished writing a book and is still shopping a reality show to television networks.
The 53-year-old said he checked out of the treatment center in February "because it was a little scripted, I felt. There was no anonymity. I want him to know that his cares and his concerns will not be in vain. I am going to try and truly get back into the swing of things." Let's hope the second time's the charm.
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