Internet sensation Ted Williams needs a break from the overwhelming pressures of instant fame.
Ted’s manager, Al Battle, told E! News that the Man With the Golden Voice is headed back to rehab to handle a few personal problems. Supposedly being followed by cameras 24/7, and fielding countless offers, has gotten to be a little too much for Ted to handle.
"All of the shooting for his reality show has taken a serious toll on him," Al explained. "This is not a trip back to rehab because of a drug or alcohol relapse. It’s all emotional. Ted is exhausted."
Ted and Al decided that it would be best for Ted to seek treatment at an unidentified facility in south Texas, where he’ll take part in a 90-day program. This is the same center he entered in January after an appearance on "Dr. Phil." He left the program about 12 days later for outpatient treatment in Los Angeles.
Both Ted and his manager feel that re-entering the Texas facility is the "right start" for him. "It was more of an emotional thing. He just needed to get back to his psychologists," Al said, adding that Ted is determined to stick to the "intensive" program this time.
Ted, a once-homeless man from Ohio, rose to fame in late 2010 when a YouTube video from The Columbus Dispatch showcased his talent for voice work.
His as-yet untitled reality show is reportedly shooting in Brooklyn and Ohio, and producers are already talking about a second season for the upcoming series.
— Sonya Eskridge