VIDEO: Homeless Man With The Golden Voice Thanks God

Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice who’s become the latest YouTube sensation, told the CBS Early Show Wednesday in an emotional interview that he’s proud his 92-year-old mother can witness his life-changing rise to fame, and believes it’s a gift from God.

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“I’m just so, so happy,” he said, before belting out a crisp promo for CBS News.

“I’m gonna be going to New York, hopefully this afternoon… I apologize,” Williams said, holding back tears. “I’m getting a little emotional. I haven’t seen my mom in a great deal of time. She doesn’t believe it. She’s 92. She lives in Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Brooklyn.”

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Williams, 53, said he figured the year 2010 was a wasted year, but now realizes it was time well spent, as he said he found God. He compared himself to a lottery winner in getting a new lease on life — most notably, the chance to make his mother proud.

“One of my biggest prayers that I sent out was that [my mother] would live long enough for me to see me rebound or whatever, and I guess God kept her around and kept my pipes around to maybe just have one more shot that I would be able to say, ‘Mom, I did do it before,’” he said.

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“God is good … now, I am more appreciative in life.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported,  Williams’ name has been all over the web after a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch noticed his panhandling sign touting his amazing vocal talents — and sure enough, he unleashed a distinct, deep, rich voice, tailor-made for the masses. Williams told the reporter (in a now-viral YouTube clip) he’s got a background in broadcasting, having gone to school for it. He said he worked a number of stints on different stations until “alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life.”

Williams appears on the Today Show Thursday.

 

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