Ted Williams: Golden-Voiced Ohio Beggar Reportedly Now in Texas Rehab

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Ted Willaims might be on South Padre Island
In a sadly predictable story, it seems like for Ted Williams, the Ohio beggar with the golden voice, his Internet super-celebrity proved to be too much, too soon. Now informed speculation has it that the 53-year-old former soul radio DJ will be a temporary Texan, thanks to a three-month stay in a South Padre Island rehab facility courtesy of Dr. Phil.

While doing his victory lap of interviews in Los Angeles last week, Williams stumbled. Not even 8,994,984 YouTube views could tear him free from the clutches of the demons that put him on that godforsaken freeway off-ramp corner with a cardboard sign in his hand.

A verbal altercation with his adult daughter, with whom he had allegedly been drinking, led to police being called to their glitzy hotel. Though no charges were filed, the two publicly aired their dirty laundry the next day, and Williams admitted his backslide to Dr. Phil. And during their interview, it also became apparent that Williams's claim of having been sober for the previous two years might have been greatly exaggerated. That was when the elephantine Oprah protégé apparently persuaded Williams to check into South Padre's Origins Recovery Center.

After a short trip back to Ohio to visit family, Williams was set to enter rehab. (He may have already done so, but citing medical privacy laws, Origins refused a reporter's request to confirm or deny if Williams was a patient.) While a rehab center smack-dab in the middle of South Padre's party-hearty shenanigans seems incongruous, the center's own literature says its beachfront location is a strength, and that they are very resolute about what they do. "This may be paradise, but it is no vacation -- we're extremely serious about sobriety," says one of the center's program directors.

Late last week, his second chance all but squandered, his new gigs with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kraft Foods slipping away, Williams asked the country for one more chance. "I'm going to get well. All I ask is that you don't forget me, please."


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16 comments
Gdh49
Gdh49

Dear Ted: Im 62 years old and if i could only have your voice id sing to the angels above .It makes me so sad to see you living life for an eveil that only the deel could give one.Id so like to see you do something with this golden gift you have.Your such a voice from above that only could be given by god himdelf.What i great thing ya have .Now if you could only make the demons leave your life so you could once agin give the world a sample of the one and only great gift you have to share with all. Thanks , from a freind who knows Greg

Gjohnson3
Gjohnson3

Do all you can in the natural and God will do the supernatural if you believe. If everyone forgets you (I doubt we will). God will not forget you (just your confessed sins). I pray that you receive all that God has for you. Many are believing and praying for you to give God the glory for the things he does for you.

Mrandmrsportis
Mrandmrsportis

Mr. Williams, you need to ask yourself what do you really want. Regardless of all the fame and fortune without your commitment to yourself nothing else even matters. God bless you.

John Lomax
John Lomax

His children are also pissed at him for abandoning them.

Lookintomyeyes22
Lookintomyeyes22

He needs to stay away from his family, from what I saw they are jealous of his sudden success.

Mateo Warren
Mateo Warren

Writer check your facts. I heard that Dr. Phil was not responsible for giving him the rehab treatment, but an undisclosed agency. He did claim to be clean for 2 years, but from what? Who said his opportunities at Clevland and Kraft were in jeapordy, for all we know one of the two put him there. Someone in his position might need rehab even if he were clean and sober. I've just got this feeling no matter what happens to Mr. Williams, it can't hurt him any. He's already seen the basement. I doubt he's going back there. My warm wishes for his recovery and hope to see his face and voice together in the coming years. Good luck Ted.

FLY GUYE
FLY GUYE

Everyone deserves a second chance and third for TED.The guy has the best voice in the world and that wont change.Get sober and the opportunities will be there..

claudia
claudia

There is something special about Ted as a human being and his gifts. We should encourage him to surrender and pray that his higher power will take care of the rest. He will learn about God's will through recovery. His recovery is the absolute best and only course of action at this time. He has many miracles in store and shouldn't be ashamed or discouraged. As someone who has been in recovery for at least 20 years and has witnessed the recovery and not of so many loved ones...this is truly God's intervention. It gets greater later!!!! cm

TheEncourager
TheEncourager

Don’t get me wrong I love the fact that Ted Williams is using his Gift. I think the better story is that we all have Gifts from God and when we utilize them they will make room for us just like the Guy with the Golden Voice. Learn Your Gift Today: http://www.MilestoneMotivation...

Lillieettas
Lillieettas

Ted I am pulling for you...I am a recoving addict..and have been for some years,,,It can be done...One day at a time.....C.A.M

Lakath12
Lakath12

Why don't we all just wish him the best in his recovery and hope he will get many second chances when gets back!

Halmorrow1
Halmorrow1

HAVING BEEN IN THE EXACTED SAME SITUATION AS TED, I CAN I DENTIFY WITH HIM. THE DIFFERNCE IS WHEN I WAS ASKED WHAT I WANTED TO DO, I WAS STANDING IN A DOORWAY AND HAPPENED TO NOTICE MY REFLECTON IN GLASS OF AN OFFICE A CROSS FROM ME. I SAW HOW BAD I LOOKED. (IT WAS DARK AND DRAB OUTSIDE AND INSIDE) THE QUETION HAD BEEN ASKED BY DR. ROY STEIN AT THE DURHAM NC VA MED. CENTER. I ONLY HAD ONE CHOICE GO OR STAY, AND BE COMMITTED TO THE ALCOHOL RECOVERY PROGRAM. THE KEY IS COMMITMENT TO ONES SELF THAT YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, FROM DEEP INSIDE. WITHOUT WHICH TED OR ANYONE ELSE WILL FAIL. AND YES I TO HAVE A VERY DESTINCTIVE VOICE TED HAS TO BE HAPPY WITH HIMSELF RECOCNITION OR NOT! HAL MORROW

Lainey
Lainey

I understand he left the Texas rehab after 2 weeks. No reports of where he went? It's as if he just dropped out of sight?

allcapsisannoying
allcapsisannoying

You must be so cool since you are typing in all caps. Attention whore alert

Kathy8fish
Kathy8fish

u r a mean person, try spellcheck...this idiot has nothing to do w spelling...anal person

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