(LOS ANGELES) -- Homeless man-turned-media sensation Ted Williams is headed to rehab for drugs and alcohol dependency, according to a representative from the Dr. Phil show.
Williams, 53, announced his intentions during the taping of an episode of the Dr. Phil show set to air Thursday.
The homeless voiceover actor became a national sensation after he and his golden voice were discovered last week. Williams became homeless due to a troubled history with drugs and alcohol.
Williams claimed to have been sober for two years. However, during his on-set discussion with Dr. Phil he admits that statement was a lie and that he's in fact been drinking on a daily basis. Williams' decision to enter rehab comes days after he was detained by the police due to a physical altercation with one of his daughters at a Hollywood hotel.
According to representatives from the Dr. Phil show, Williams' made the decision to enter rehab with the advice from Dr. Phil McGraw and with support from his family.
Williams' ex-wife and five children are also on the Dr. Phil episode airing Thursday. During the taping they express their worry that Williams is not prepared for the sudden wave of fame that has engulfed him.
Williams has been offered jobs with the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team and foodmaker Kraft since his rise to fame. No word on how his entering rehab will affect such offers.
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