Only a day after having a bit of a problem in LA for the first two Dr. Phil tapings, Ted Williams, the Columbus OH homeless man with the golden voice, appeared a third time on the Dr. Phil Show and decided to enter a rehabilitation treatment facility for his alcohol and drug dependency. Williams agreed to go to a private facility following a lengthy one-on-one conversation with Dr. Phil which will air 1/13.
The decision was made due in part to Williams’ strange behavior over the past several days, which culminated in a heated dispute with one of his daughters at a Hollywood hotel. Williams’ ex-wife Patricia and five family members will also appear on Thursday’s episode to share their version of the incident and why they feel Williams is ill-equipped to handle his sudden fame. They reveal that he has been drinking daily, despite his adamant claims of sobriety.
“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.”