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Ted Williams, the homeless man with a golden voice, will check into rehab to treat alcohol and drug dependency

In this photo provided by NBC Universal, homeless man Ted Williams appears on NBC's Today show in New York. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES - A HOMELESS man who became a YouTube sensation for his 'golden voice' will check into rehab for treatment of alcohol and drug dependency, representatives for the Dr Phil television show said on Wednesday. Ted Williams, 53, made the decision to enter a private rehabilitation facility after a discussion with Dr Phil McGraw, an American psychologist and host of a TV talk show, about a physical altercation with one of his daughters, the show said in a statement. Mr Williams and his family discussed that incident during a taping of Dr. Phil scheduled for broadcast on Thursday, the show said, and family members revealed Mr Williams has been drinking daily. 'If Ted is ever going to get better, he's got to be honest with himself and admit he's addic...

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