Reporting Hazel Sanchez
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — From homeless to Hollywood to rehab – the man with the golden voice, Brooklyn native Ted Williams, was admitted for treatment Wednesday.
The sudden move came following an emotional, and physically dramatic, reunion with his adult children. As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reports, the drama isn’t over yet.
He went from homeless to Hollywood in just days, but Williams’ fast-forward jump to fame was silenced by his return to rehab.
During an appearance on the Dr. Phil show on CBS 2, the man with the golden voice admitted he had relapsed into drinking.
When the 53-year-old Brooklyn native first became a YouTube sensation he claimed to be clean.
Williams had been estranged from his family. Their recent reunion began as a joyous occasion, but it was marred when police temporarily detained the father of nine following a fight with one of his daughters. Janey Williams said her father has been deceiving everyone.
“Every single night he gets drunk, and he’s telling the world and telling everybody, making them believe that he’s been sober for two and a half years,” Janey said.
Williams’ publicist issued a statement saying Williams was entering drug and alcohol rehab, and that “after consulting with several psychologists and doctors, we all agree that it’s time to allow private healing to take place.”
Then, hopefully, Williams’ tarnished golden voice can shine again.
You can see the full interview with Ted Williams on Dr. Phil Thursday at 3 p.m. on CBS 2.