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'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Bails on Rehab

1/24/2011 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ted Williams -- the homeless man with the "Golden Voice" -- has left rehab against medical advice, less than two weeks after checking in for drug and alcohol dependency ... TMZ has learned.

Ted Williams Rehab

Our sources say Ted -- who decided to go to rehab earlier this month after a taping of the Dr. Phil show -- left the Origins Recovery Center in South Texas moments ago and is on his way to the airport.

Ted's girlfriend is currently in rehab at the Safe Harbor facility in Costa Mesa, California.

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irish35    

If this is true, he blew it. Doubt he'll get another golden opportunity, but only God knows. Ted must like a life of no responsibility, where he doesn't have to be mature and make adult decisions. I can see why his mother reacted as she did to him. His family has heard it all before, many times, through the years, and they knew him, probably got burned so many times by him and just reached a point where they had to separate themselves from him long ago. They hoped, as we all did, but Ted made his choice, No drug or drink owns you, it may have a hold on you, but it doesn't own you.

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irish35    

If this is true, and he truly bailed, then at his age, I doubt he will get another chance at turning his life around. God opened a door, gave him a golden opportunity that so few get, and he all but threw it away. He's a grown middle aged man who isn't insane. He made a choice after having all his cards laid out in front of him. Some people just won't help themselves, no matter how much you try to help them. Maybe he just loves the life of no responsibility. Selfish.

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Kevin     

People shouldn't be shocked. Dude is a crackhead. He is a fiend. I guess the man with the golden voice want's to still put his mouth around a golden crack pipe. it's sad, but c'mon you had to see this coming. He here is an idea, give me the money all the companies and shows were willing to give Ted. I don't have a golden voice but I'm no crack head either. You have a lot of people out there who would not blow a chance like this so why cry over this bum. The average person would never throw away a winning lotto ticket, and this is exactly what this idiot is doing.

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Marilyn    

Typical given every opportunity and then some. No surprise here.
Now Dr. Phil, leave this guy alone and stop kicking a dead horse. Kathy will run too!!!Ted's 15 or 30 minutes of fame should be over by now. Like those who hold signs "Will work for food" they won't. I tried to give a guy a burger and fries and he wanted cash instead! Let Ted go back to his tent where he and Kathy can live happily ever after. Getting drunk and smoking crack, they are adults and that is the life they chose and that's where they belong and will be the happiest....

1277 days ago
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DK    

Hope he kept his cardboard sign!

1277 days ago
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Philly    

He blew the opportunity of a lifetime! Most people would kill to have those opportunities. His face is now recognized by everyone and people will resent him for this, so the chances of people giving him money when he begs will be slim... If I saw him begging I wouldn't give him a dime!

1277 days ago
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DK    

Hope he kept his cardboard sign!

1277 days ago
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michael brand    

This is an excellent example of why welfare doesn't work.
  
Ted is being given chances that many young radio hosts would kill for, and Ted is screwing it up.
  
The only person that can fix things is Ted, and he has no desire.

1277 days ago
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Michelle    

Hopefully, the opportunities will dry up faster than he will. He'd gotten a little ****y anywayz!

1277 days ago
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Ally    

Shocker! So preictable. No wonder he is homeless and has a 100 kids.

1277 days ago
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jake49    

What are you all talking about? He is going to his next gig. Of course getting high is a big part of the gig.

1277 days ago
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Wanda    

MAKE ME SICK! WORRING ABOUT THIS MAN AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HIM!!! WORRY ABOUT THING'S THATS OF YOUR CONCERN. GO LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW THERE'S A MEXICAN SLIDING ACROSS YOUR BACK FENCE! NOW LET THAT BE THE REASON!!!!!!

1277 days ago
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nurse-teri    

ted williams is a drug addict and alcoholic. he was homeless and the only way rehab would work for him is for them to go to court and have all his finances handled and held by a responsible party appointed by the court, when he is unable to use his money for drugs and alcohol, he will then seek rehab and once he is clean and sober, he can have his money back. why werent there ppl looking out for his best interest? everyone knew he had not been clean for 2 years like he said on that first vid, if he had been clean, he would have a job and not need to panhandle. he couldnt pass a drug test because he was still drinking and using drugs, hence he had NO job. drug addicts/alcoholics lie to get that next fix.

1277 days ago
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chicagannie    

Too bad Ted is throwing away his second chance. Not likely he'll live to see a third. Addictions are powerful.

1277 days ago
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Mrs. P    

Wow!! How quick people are to judge. We should all be praying for him. After all - one major thing was overlooked, his free will! I know the people that chose him had all good intentions, but they failed to get to know him first. The outward appearance is very deceptive. Did they ever think to take time with this fragile soul? He was living on the streets. They were expecting a little much, too fast. Remember what the Bible says, '... he without sin cast the first stone' I really hope he's okay and can get it together for himself, not to please others.

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