updated 01/25/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/25/2011 AT 7:50 AM ET
The Ted Williams story has taken yet another turn – a troubling one.
The homeless man with the golden voice, discovered on the streets of Columbus, Ohio, earlier this month, has left a rehab facility in Texas against the advice of his doctors, according to a report on TMZ.com.
Williams, 53, had checked into the Origins Recovery Center less than two weeks ago for drug and alcohol problems after a heart to heart with Dr. Phil McGraw.