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Ted Williams Cancels Appearances, Seeks Professional Help

Homeless Ohio man-turned-radio darling Ted Williams is "spinning out of control" and has canceled all of his press obligations. Instead, he'll be seeking professional help, his manager told Toronto's Virgin Radio Wednesday morning.



"We are suspending all appearances and interviews and tours for Ted in an effort [for him] to seek some professional help and counseling, and some time for him to decompress," Williams' manager Al Battle told the radio station's "Mad Dog & Billie" show. " It's too much too fast for him and he's spinning out of control. We want him to get the professional help he needs."

On Monday night, Williams and his daughter Janey were detained after police were called to the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, where family members were staying as part of a reunion for the "Dr. Phil" show.

"When it got to that point right there, I knew something had to be done," Battle said.

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Luci:  1324 days ago

I think he has a good manager who cares about him and his mental state of mind.

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Brian :  1324 days ago

Ted, went from 0 to 500 in 24 hrs., this would have Been 2 Much for anyone let alone Ted, (Poor Guy....I'm still pulling for Him!!!!! Go Ted!! )

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newsjunkie:  1324 days ago

too much too soon. everyone pawing at him for their show. today, phil, oprah they are the reason people act the way they do, just for the fame. he should take care of his family first. he will start drinking again and then all this is for naught.

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KeeKee:  1324 days ago

THANK GOODNESS that he will be away from that parasite of a family that he has. This is the best news yet. Now his future sobriety will not be jeopardized by that unaffectionate, reptilian, appearance-obsessed sorry excuse for a mother, nor that attention-seeking, money-hungry daughter of his. Just like the show "Intervention," the best thing to do is to get him far away from the family that let him beg in the streets like a dog.

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cayenne:  1324 days ago

I agree with comment #4, the daughter created drama cause she probably thinks he won't share all the money he's coming into, she creates a drama so all the tabloid shows can call her and book appearances for her; so that she makes her own money off of this sitation...it's sad, he needs to continue to stay away from them and help them financially from a distance.

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Arthur:  1324 days ago

Yea He has to get away and stay away from his family forever. He needs to build good healthy relationships and his Family are just way to insane. He is too, but he can be returned to sanity with some Divine help.
He has about a 10-15 per cent chance of making it with a good program and zero with his family around.

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nova:  1324 days ago

I hate this Dr. Phil. why is he saying that he wants to help him , then asking question to him that has nothing to do to help him.

Dr Phil is a mother f**ker and all these media

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rosa:  1324 days ago

lets all just pray for him and all the other homeless out there,and people that depend on this ugly addictions out there,and yes DR.PHIL and MISS OPRAH,DIDNT HEPL AT ALL,

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rosa:  1324 days ago

I MEANT TO WRITE HELP LET ME CORRECT MYSELF

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Monique:  1324 days ago

I was appalled at the way his mother acted on the Today show, telling her own son that she was ashamed of him for making a sign, and it embarrassed the family!! How compassionate can she be, and why hasn't this family taken him off the streets and helped him with at least a warm place to stay and food to eat. His family is a sad bunch of people, and I agree that for now he should stay away from him, or else he will fall and his money will be going to them and he will have nothing at all. All Dr. Phil wants are ratings for his show and Oprah with the same thing. They know they are going to make money off this man. All people see is one big money-making machine, of which they will profit. None care about how helpless he feels or how lost. I do know that without counseling and some time to get used to this and deal with his issues he will not make it and will be going back to alcohol for comfort and a chance to escape. Bless you Ted, just take your time and keep away from people who want to harm you, and right now that is your selfish daughter and your mother who can't just thank God she has you back in her life.

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matt:  1324 days ago

This is sad. I was really gunning for him to get it back together. I hope he gets straightened out and bounces back fast.

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rosa:  1324 days ago

let me correct myself meant to write help,

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Elaine:  1324 days ago

I hope that Ted gets it together. He has a wonderful second chance and another chance with his family - some of the family members needs counseling also- Ted get rid of all negative influences including the girlfriend.

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C.Bruning:  1324 days ago

Way to push him over the edge DR. PHIL!!!! That **** provoked an altercation between him and his daughter to finally put him over the edge!I'm pulling for Ted all the way!! He needs someone w/him all the time to help manage everything being thrown at him!!! Good for you Ted we're all pulling for ya!!!!

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Becky:  1324 days ago

Priorities. First things first--sobriety. Rehab, A.A., sponsor, and above all else-- pray daily. When you get your life in order nothing will be impossible. You have so much to live for but if you keep drinking it will be jail, institution or death. I sincerely pray you get your life in order and don't let people rush and pressure you. When your ready to begin your career-- the media will want you even more because you'll have so much more to offer. God bless you in your recovery. We love you.

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