David Beckham’s OCD

April 3rd, 2006 // 5 Comments

Other than David Beckham‘s apparent issues with math, it’s hard to find much wrong with the soccer giant. In a recent interview, Becks revealed that he has spent years battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. So what does David Beckham do in his downtime? He spends hours straightening the furniture in his home.

“I have got this disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs,” confessed the father-of-three. “I’ll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there’s one too many then I’ll put it in another cupboard somewhere. I’ll go into a hotel room and before I can relax I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer.”

Speaking in a TV interview, David also admitted to regularly spending hours straightening the furniture at his Madrid home. In order to satisfy his anxieties, he wears a new pair of football boots for every match and buys exactly 20 packets of Super Noodles every time he goes to a supermarket.

Devoted wife Victoria has been witness to her husband’s troubles. “Everything has to match in the house,” she disclosed recently.

When asked if he had tried to overcome the illness Becks said: “I would like to. I have tried to and I can’t stop.” The 30-year-old went on to reveal that he kept the condition a secret from his Real Madrid teammates after players at his previous club, Manchester United, played jokes on him by barging into his hotel room when they played away games.

Becks’ Battle With Obsessive Disorder [Hello!]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Katie

    I wonder what this guy would do if he had OCD and no cash. A new pair of shoes each game? Couldn’t happen. Everything match in his home? No way.

    Thank God he’s a gazillonaire, I would fear for his life otherwise.

  2. CeePee

    And here I thought his highpitched women like voice and marriage to a professional tart was his biggest problem…

    Real Madrid suck! (sorry, had to stick my word in there as well. Yes I love soccer AND gossip.)

  3. yum yum

    Okay, so.. how do I get him to obsessively compuslively smack my ass?

  4. Yum-Yum is too funny.

    Yum-Yum, I’m with you. Hell, I’d buy him new shoes for every game if I could watch him rearrange my soda cans….nude, of course.

  5. fairmaiden

    The man is GORGEOUS.

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