Golden-voiced Ohio homeless man returns to rehab

Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio, whose deep, velvety voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the country, is interviewed after his appearance on the NBC "Today" television show, in New York, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

May 6, 2011 5:15:45 AM PDT
An Ohio homeless man with a smooth radio voice that made him an online sensation says he's going back into rehab for alcohol and drug dependency. At the airport in Columbus, Ted Williams told WBNS-TV on Thursday that he was returning to Origins Recovery in Texas.

He agreed to go to the center in January after a TV interview with Dr. Phil McGraw but left after two weeks. Williams said at the time that entering rehab was a "rushed decision" and that he wanted to pursue job offers.

He now says he hopes to get "real recovery" and some rest. He says he wants to be able to say, "'Hey Dr. Phil. I did it."

Williams found fame after The Columbus Dispatch newspaper posted a web video of him.