Ted Williams and His Golden Pipes Are Headed To Rehab

Ralphie Aversa  —  01/13/2011 — Leave a comment

Ted Williams is scheduled to enter a rehabilitation facility after admitting during a taping of the Dr. Phil Show that he is still drinking. A spokesperson for the program said that Ted, with his family’s support, made the decision to get treatment, after acknowledging that his drinking has not ceased.

“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,” said Dr. Phil. “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.”

(Previous story) A daughter of Ted Williams, the formerly homeless radio announcer whose viral video comeback made headlines all over the world last week, claims her father has relapsed due to all the attention and is drinking again.  Daughter Jemay Williams tells Entertainment Tonight her dad has consumed a bottle of Grey Goose vodka a night since he gained fame, and he should go back to rehab.  Ted Williams tells ET Jemay’s claims are not true and she is just trying to sell his “story.”

NBC reported Tuesday that Ted Williams was picked up by police and questioned Monday night about a disturbance at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, and quotes sources as saying Williams got into an argument with Jemay.  During an interview on The Insider, Ted Williams claimed Jemay swung an ice bucket at him while they were arguing, saying “My daughter hit me.”  The LAPD would only confirm that two people at the hotel were brought in for questioning, but were not booked.

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