Golden-Voiced Ted Williams Headed Back to Rehab

Reality show filming takes a toll on the former homeless man; he will return to a Texas recovery center to treat emotional issues

By Marianne Garvey May 06, 2011 6:30 PMTags
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It was all too much for Ted.

Ted Williams, the "golden-voiced" homeless man with a hidden talent for radio and voice-overs, is returning to rehab to rest after becoming overwhelmed with offers and with filming his new reality show.

Williams' manager tells E! News that his decision to head back to rehab is not due to a drug relapse. He claims the problems are all "emotional."

So how long will Williams be staying this time? 

His manager Al Battle tells us that after a joint decision between Williams and himself, they've decided to send him back to Origins in Texas, to commit to a 90-day program.

"All of the shooting for his reality show has taken a serious toll on him," Battle said. "This is not a trip back to rehab because of a drug or alcohol relapse. It's all emotional. Ted is exhausted."

Battle added that getting Williams away from the spotlight for a while would be the "right start."

"It was more of an emotional thing. He just needed to get back to his psychologists," Battle said, adding that the program Williams is entering is "intensive" and that he will embrace the treatment this time around.

We hope so. Williams bailed on the same center back in January against medical advice. He had entered the center after appearing on the Dr. Phil show and admitting that his battle with alcohol and drugs was still ongoing. 

Williams' reality show is supposed to be shooting currently in both Brooklyn and in Ohio, where he was discovered. Producers were in talks for a season two, reported to be in the works already.