Dr. Phil Puts Ted Williams In Rehab.
Well, that was quick. After the family confrontation that ended up with a trip downtown with the LAPD that we first told you about yesterday, Ted Williams ended up on Dr. Phil's show today with his family, and now, is entering rehab. Here's the latest, although I kinda smell a little Dr. Phil publicity machine behind some of this. Hope he gets things straightened out:
A rep for Dr. Phil McGraw, who has Williams on his show this week, tells PEOPLE the talk show host convinced Williams to get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse after a "lengthy one-on-one conversation."
"If Ted is ever going to get better, he's got to be honest with himself and admit he's addicted to drugs and alcohol,” says McGraw. "I've told him it's not going to be easy and it's going to take a lot of hard work. It might be a long journey for him, but this is a big step in the right direction."
This decision comes shortly after Williams, 53, admits on the syndicated Dr. Phil show in an episode airing Wednesday that he is still drinking.
"I did have an alcohol problem early ...," Williams has acknowledged in an interview on the Today show. "I was drinking like a fifth a day ... my life went to pits."