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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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Lisa    

Puhleez, no more pics of that ugly snaggletoothed loser. He is heading back to his gutter, now set all monitors to "IGNORE."

1346 days ago
47.

Laurie    

Does he think he will leave rehab and still cash in on the jobs and offers people extended to him a few weeks back? If so, he is crazy - no one is going to hire him now. His career is OVER unless he gets clean.

1346 days ago
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SaraBellum    

lol @ Nemmy. That was hilarious!

Not sure of his reasons for leaving, but hopefully it wasn't because he started substance abuse again.

Contrary to the old adage, sometimes you actually can make a silk purse from a sow's ear, but not often. Good luck to him.

1346 days ago
49.

Joe Camel    

Time for Dr. Phil to find a new person to exploit.

1346 days ago
50.

Googie    

Unfortunately this chance was given to someone who did not want nor appreciate this golden opportunity. He knew the right words to fool people. Now the question is when will his girlfriend bail out of rehab. I hope I'm wrong.

1346 days ago
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KristinaLA    

Predictable! Now he's probably going back to live on the streets and use his 15 minutes of fame as a reason for people to give him money. He was just using the media. If he wants to continue with his addiction, than he deserves to be homeless.

1346 days ago
52.

scottytv    

Hide yo Ho. Hide yo crack pipes. Hide yo dope. Hide yo alcohol.

1346 days ago
53.

Tinalouise    

It just makes me mad that he actually acted like he really wanted help and a job! Maybe he did and maybe all of the sudden attention was just too much all at once. Even a sober, rational person might get freaked out by all of the sudden attention and notoriety. I think the wrong person intervened, instead of Dr. Phil he really needed Oprah!!

1346 days ago
54.

TmZ845    

he wanted his "own safe harbor" maybe under an underpass like he is used to. much like after getting out of jail after so many years,the ultimate fact of NOT being on the streets can be very traumatic to the homeless.Just what i have exp`d IMO.i also dont care what anyone what any one says alcoholism is a very hard addiction to give up in general so it could be he wanted to drink also.either way its sad seeing he has so many open doors for him right now.

1346 days ago
55.

Butterfly    

TED WILLIAMS had so much support from well wishers, including TV commercials and job offers, that I sincerely hope he did not blow it all by permitting family secrets revealed about him, including Dr. Phil, whose only goal is to attract attention to himself by using unsuspecting guests to feed his ego. Mr. Williams cleaned himself up and was beginning to gain self confidence for a bright future. So many wanted a piece of him that they all blabbed and blabbed themselves out of control. His own mother spoke with angry words against him. The only person I was impressed with was an appearance on TV by his former wife who had very kind and gentle words for him. Perhaps Mr. Williams was unable to handle too much too soon. Hopefully, the news people will permit him to bounce back and provide some privacy. Good Luck, Mr. Williams!

1346 days ago
56.

Diaper Sweat    

Big deal! This guy's a ****ing loser who got lucky, then **** the bed when someone gave him a break. If he got run over by speeding bus our world would be a better place.

1346 days ago
57.

cementmixer    

Back to being a useless piece of crap again.

1346 days ago
58.

Thunder Flash    

You can lead a guy with horse teeth to water, but you can't make him drink it.

1346 days ago
59.

jill    

Maybe the fact that he can't stay sober is the reason he was on the street in the first place.

1346 days ago
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Franko    

14:56...14:57...14:58...14:59..DING!..15 minutes are up, Ted.

1346 days ago
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