January 13th, 2011 10:53 EST
Ted Williams The Man With The Golden Voice Will Never Be Ready For Prime Time
"The homeless man with the `golden voice`, Ted Williams, has seen highs and lows in just the first week of his fame. He rose to stardom after being interviewed while begging for money on the side of an Ohio street. Soon job offers started pouring in, and national interviews were booked. However this week Mr. Williams was detained by police in Los Angeles after getting into a fight with his daughter. The two explained the fight in this interview on `ET`."
We all enjoy reading fairy tales, but in the real world there are no fairy tales where everyone lives happily ever after.
Ted Williams rose to YouTube fame and then real world stardom after being interviewed while begging for money on the side of an Ohio street.
Anyone with two brain cells would have immediately discerned that it would take years to make the disheveled beggar a productive member of society.
But radio and TV stations desperate to boost their ratings showered the longtime substance abuser with jobs as a voice-over talent. They should have offered him a job as a janitor so that he wouldn`t have to deal with the pressure of being in the spotlight.
Williams imploded even faster than a cynic like me expected, reportedly he`s drinking again and he was arrested after a physical altercation with his daughter.
The man with the golden voice is in rehab, and let`s hope he stays there for at least a few months. When he comes out of rehab Williams should use his golden voice to place an order at the McDonald`s drive-through. It would be the height of irresponsibility if TV or radio stations offer him jobs in the entertainment industry.
Drugs and alcohol may not have damaged Williams` golden vocal chords, but they irreparably destroyed his ability to succeed in the high-pressure entertainment industry. Williams has only himself to blame for his predicament, and he is undeserving of our sympathy.