- Associated Press - Friday, January 7, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - A homeless man from Ohio with a smooth announcing voice indicates it’s been challenging dealing with sudden fame.

Ted Williams said on CBS’s “Early Show” on Friday that he had wanted a “nerve pill” on Thursday. But he says a psychologist has advised him to learn to “meditate and not medicate.”

Williams became an overnight celebrity after The Columbus Dispatch posted a web video of him this week. He had found himself on the streets in Columbus after his life was ruined by substance abuse. He says he’s been sober for two years.

He appeared on CBS with his mother, who said their reunion in New York on Thursday was the first time she’d seen her son in person in 10 years. New York City resident Julia Williams calls him a prodigal son come back home.