- 2.09.11 - 1:00PM
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- Christine Friar
Ted Williams Is Selling His Homeless Memorabilia on eBay, Living in a Sober House (The One)
It's been a while since we've heard anything about Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice who leapt to both internet and mainstream fame last month after a video of him panhandling went viral, and rightfully so. He checked himself into rehab after appearing on Dr. Phil and has been keeping a low profile these past few weeks, which seems like a wise decision considering how quickly he rose to popularity.
But he's back on the radar this week, and thankfully it's for good news only. He made an appearance this morning on CBS's Early Show to discuss his plans for sober living -- and though he checked himself out of rehab after only two weeks, he said he did so because he felt as though he needed to focus on recovering for himself instead of for the millions of people following his story (he was doing call-ins and publicity from rehab that he says felt counter-productive to his getting better).
In addtion to his new sober outlook, Ted also has a few artifacts from his homeless life currently up for sale on eBay, including the tent that he called home and a few of the cardboard signs he held up while asking for money at the side of the road.
The earnings from these sales are going toward Ted's newly-founded Second Chance Foundation, a group created to give talented people "a hand up and not a hand out."
It's good to see him looking together and composed. Maybe the internet did do good after all!
- link:// Ted's Tent on eBay
- link:// Ted's Sign on eBay
- previously:// Ted Williams on Urlesque
- via:// Carlovely
- via:// The Daily What
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