YouTube Star Ted Williams Heading to Rehab

Formerly homeless radio announcer admits to daily drinking
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2011 5:25 PM CST
In this photo provided by NBC Universal, Ted Williams appears on NBC's "Today" show in New York on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Ted Williams might have beaten homelessness and gotten scores of job offers, but some old problems remain. After a televised session with Dr. Phil, the man whose smooth radio voice made him a YouTube sensation has decided to check into a private, inpatient rehab facility to try to rid himself of dependencies on drugs and alcohol, USA Today reports.

Williams admitted that his sudden fame has allowed him to indulge in old vices—though he had earlier claimed to have been sober for two years, he admitted during the interview to drinking daily. "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," Dr. Phil said. The show airs tomorrow.

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