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Ted Williams Rehab Center -- Security Lockdown

1/15/2011 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The rehab center where "Golden Voice" Ted Williams is seeking treatment has already gone into lockdown mode -- bringing in extra security to make sure their most famous patient can stay focused.

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TMZ has learned Williams checked in to Origins Recovery Center in South Texas around 10:00 PM Thursday night ... where officials have also added additional screen paneling to block the paparazzi.

We're told the average cost of a three-month stay runs around $49,000 ... and Williams is on an all-expenses paid "scholarship." We're told Dr. Phil is not the benefactor.

No word on how long Williams plans to stay at the center.


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1.

Cartman    

His fifteen minutes lasted about fifteen minutes.

1287 days ago
2.

Becca    

Come on - give the man a break. Given his sudden shot at fame and money, of course he would relapse.
At least he sought out the help he needed, unlike
charlie sheen.

1287 days ago
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depecheaholic    

Wow! Maybe I should have exploited my father so he could be there on a free ride and not in the Salvation Army's treatment program.

1287 days ago
4.

Jackie    

He's famous for what?...Hmm!!..Have never heard of him.

1287 days ago
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kimd    

Everyone should just leave him alone and let him gets his life back in order.He's been given an incredible second chance and it seems like he's doing his level best to get straightened out.Good for him.

1287 days ago
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o Russo    


All the brother was trying to do was hustle a little change at the intersection; and some jive turkey done put it on YouTube and next thing he know, brother's locked down in rehab in Texas! Damn, life just ain't fair sometimes.

1287 days ago
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Truth    

DUDE IS A TOTAL LOSER. YALL NEED TO SEE ALL 3 PARTS OF THE DR PHIL SPECIAL ON THIS DOUCHE BAG. HE WAS NEVER SOBER IN THE FIRST PLACE --- HE LIED ABOUT ALL THAT AND MORE. DUDE IS IN DENIAL ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS INCLUDING DRUG AND ALCOHOL HABITS. IT WAS BS. HIS OWN DAUGHTER DOESNT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM ANYMORE AFTER THAT CONFRONTATION IN THE LA HOTEL LAST WEEK. THIS IDIOT IS DONE. THERE ARE TONS OF PEEPS WITH THE SAME RADIO VOICE TALENT WHO HAVENT GOTTEN THEIR BIG BREAK YET THIS LOSER DOESNT WANT TO HELP HIMSELF. REHAB WONT WORK. HE WILL RELAPSE ONCE HE GETS OUT THE DOOR. YEP, HIS 15 SEC OF FAME IS UP.

1287 days ago
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Super5    

Dr. Phil is a complete *******! He exploited this guy & basically ripped the guy a new one on national TV. The guy needs help, if he wants it, & not to be chastised by a fat, bald jerkoff!

1287 days ago
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two cents    

Paparazzi? For a commoner? You're kidding. His 15 minutes are over and nobody cares. Send him back to the streets. Peope are homeless for a reason! They choose to be. This "discovery" will be the death of him.

1287 days ago
10.

LISA    

To have a former homeless man turn his life around at his age is worth much more than 15 minutes of fame. That's priceless !!! But I guess you'd rather extend Paris Hilton, Rachel Urlich and Kim Kardashian's 15 minutes. What message do they send and what have they done ? Oh yea, porn sluts are much more worthy then a man giving hope to thousands of homeless addicts that lost their will to live. Give me more of this man any day.

1287 days ago
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guest    

It's like the dude hit the lottery! He should invest what he can immediately, cause the cash flow will stop with a thud. I'm not sure the guy really wants to WORK, or stop DRINKING and DRUGGING, and that's a problem, I don't care how expensive or good this fancy rehab is, if he doesn't want help, you can't force him to take it. Didn't he mention he has a prostitute/drug addict girlfriend he won't give up, and family showed up because they smelled money! IMHO

1287 days ago
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o Russo    

Very few people in life are subjected to being excoriated on national television like Ted was. Understand that he's been chasing the dragon for a long time. One of the reasons he's even been able to handle the interviews and attention until now is because he's not living in reality. The crack pipe and the bottle of Night Train is calling the shots for Ted. Not Ted. Under the veneer of his street hustle, there is a good man somewhere. But you see it's only after his mind clears from the fog of the substances that he's going to be faced with the terror and anxiety of recognizing that abandoned his family. Of course he knows that, but he hasn't been Feeling it for many years. That's what the booze and the rock is for. To numb that pain and cloud the head as if those things - the hurt his children have felt - aren't reality. He's going to be hitting rock bottom here pretty soon. But the pain of reality is the only true doorway to freedom.

1287 days ago
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Babs    

I agree with he commenter that this guy did not ask for this - he was on a street corner begging and the media had a boring news day so dragged out the footage of him. I knew from the get go this would be a media circus. AND while I agree he has his demons to deal with and owes something to his neglected family, BUT he also does not deserve to be exploited by the media for the purpose of ratings. He will be used then tossed aside like "yesterdays news" Sad commentary in this world of reality TV - I do pray that this guy gets the help he needs and can attain work and go on to live a productive life (out of the media spot light, as we all deserve. There are many homeless people out there, maybe we will all think twice about how we perceive and treat them. I could go on and on but bottom line is - let the man get rehab and attain work and let the TV cameras quit exalting him so that he is put on a pedastal so high that when he does fall he is crucified for it. Also, his family is quick to put him down but they were all quick to travel and be on tv with him as well.

1286 days ago
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mick    

Of course it's all expenses paid- he and his nine kids have sponged off the government from the get go- why should this be any different?

1286 days ago
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Penny    

Who is the benefactor? Well Obama, of course!! I mean it's about time he does something to help out his twin brother. geez, just look at 'em.

1286 days ago
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