Ted Williams, the Ohio homeless man who is said to have a “God-given gift of voice”, has been called a “hoax” by radio jock Howard Stern no less.
Stern thinks Williams’ “homeless man” story is too good to be true, calling the latter a hoax, saying anyone with that kind of a voice could not have been homeless.
Stern’s assessment may be partially correct because Williams was not actually homeless all his life. As his roadside sign for help reads, “… I’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be greatfully appreciated. Thank you and God bless. Happy holidays.”
It will be recalled that Williams surged to his new-found fame after a Columbus dispatch “discovered” him and his golden voice… and the rest, as they say, is history.
Barely a day after an internet video of Williams and his golden voice went viral, this once homeless man who has admitted to falling on hard times no thanks to alcohol and drugs, has been swamped with job offers and voiceover gigs. According to him, he has even landed “an Ohio citizen’s dream job” after being offered full-time work and a house by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, the Cavaliers will probably have to compete against MTV, the NFL and the countless more reportedly vying for Williams’ services. Right now Williams is en route to New York for a few more appearances, and to visit his 92-year old mother in Brooklyn.