Posted by Charlie Sheen on January 13, 2011 at 01:41:09:
Ted Williams, the formerly homeless man who became a viral sensation for his “golden voice,” has decided to check into rehab after taping television segments with Dr. Phil during which family members allege that, despite his claims of sobriety, he has been drinking daily.
During the tapings, Williams and Dr. Phil had a lengthy one-on-one conversation about his addictions. Highlights from that conversation will air on the "Dr. Phil" show on Thursday.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
Williams, 53, and one of his daughters were detained by police on Monday after a family quarrel, Williams told NBC News. Members of Williams' family had reunited in Los Angeles for the first time in years for the "Dr. Phil" appearance.
The Los Angeles Police Department told TODAYshow.com that two people were detained around 9 p.m. PT Monday because of an alleged "yelling altercation."
The pair weren't arrested and no charges were filed. Both were released shortly afterward. Richard French, a spokesman for the LAPD, told TODAYshow.com that an investigation is ongoing.
Over the weekend, Williams reunited with ex-wife Patricia Pullien-Kirtley and five of his nine children, including daughters Julia Pullien and Jenay Williams, stepdaughter Tricia Pullien, and sons Desmond Jackson and Tyrell Williams. While taping the show segments, Williams had the conversation with Dr. Phil that convinced him to seek help.
Williams’ family members also will be featured on Thursday’s episode of “Dr. Phil.” They will share their version of Monday’s detainment and explain why they think Williams is ill-equipped to handle his sudden fame. They maintain that Williams has been drinking daily.
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