Williams, who quickly became a YouTube sensation after a video showcasing his golden voice went viral, admitted on "Dr. Phil" that he had begun drinking again. Dr. Phil suggested to the Ohio man, off-camera, that he should enter rehab, GossipCop.com reported. The episode will air on Thursday.
Williams' announcement came less than a day after he was briefly detained by police in Hollywood. A disturbance report was made after Williams and his daughter, Janey, got into a heated argument Monday night at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa, according to the Associated Press.
"It was minor. Both parties were angry but there were no signs of visible abuse," Los Angeles police Officer Catherine Massey said Tuesday. She said the two "were brought in, calmed down, talked to and released" and she did not know the nature of the argument.
Williams' spots for MSNBC's "Lean Forward" campaign begin airing late last week.
Just a few days ago, Williams, who seemed to be turning his life around, had reunited with his mother. He had not seen her in ten years.
"It was just a dream come true because, like I said, if anything transpired out of this whole madness that I am going through I did want this to happen, to be here, to be with her," Williams said on "Good Morning America." "I am still lost for words sometimes."
And "madness" is an understatement. Since the video of Williams went viral online, offers from tons of organizations from Kraft Foods to MTV poured in.
Williams was getting a second chance most convicted felons don't get. He has had several past arrests for theft, robbery, forgery and drug possession. His mother, Julia Williams, now 90, was ready to throw in the towel.
"I just gave up and I said I just can't go through no more," she said on "GMA." But Julia Williams said she relied heavily on her church, which she has been attending since 1957, to cope with the downward spiral of her son's life.
"Oh, I've been through this lots, but I have survived through going to church, I have survived," she said. "God has looked over me all the way and he's helped me through because I didn't have anybody. My husband died ten years ago."
Ted Williams said he was embracing his faith more.
"Somebody gave me a date book, a planner and it closed with 2010 and started with 2011," he said. "And in the 2010 area I was getting ready to write 'another year wasted,' but something came into me, the Lord talked to me and said, 'Wait a minute, in 2010 you found me.'"
He decided to accept the offers of three companies -- Kraft Foods, MSNBC and the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. He has already recorded a Kraft commercial and voiceovers for MSNBC, and was looking forward to the house the Cavs offered him.
Julia Williams left her son last week with one last piece of advice:
"Just get your life together, and don't leave God out," she said. "Get it together, forget about the old friends and the things you used to do with the old friends, leave it out there. Have a new life."