David Beckham on OCD

Whenever David Beckham entered a hotel room, the first thing he would do is, fix all the cans and bottles of cola. He would then go on to count clothes and magazines and keep them in lines in a symmetrical manner.

David Beckham
Source: Twitika

Since he becomes extremely irritated if something is not arranged, whether it’s furniture in the hotel, bottles or cans in the fridge or magazines, he behaves so erratically. He especially likes things in an even number. If there are three cans, he will throw one of them. This is because it is peculiar to him and he feels uncomfortable when he sees something in an odd number. If he feels something is out of its place, he will fix it to the place he wants it to be arranged in. Additionally, he says the reason he got so many tattoos, is because he loves the pain of the needle.


David Robert Joseph Beckham is one of the renowned professional footballers in the world. He is best known for his range of passing, cross ability and bending free kicks. Additionally, he is regarded as a British cultural icon, was the runner-up for the Ballon d’Or and twice, the runner up for the FIFA world player of the year.

David Beckham
Source: GQ

He talked about his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for the first time in a television interview. He went on to say that he tried to break the chain of repetitive behaviour but could not stop.

“I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.” – David Beckham

What is OCD?

OCD interferes with a person’s daily life. In this condition, excessive thoughts lead to repetitive behaviour. Consequently, treatment may help but the condition cannot be cured. It can either last for years or can be lifelong.

Millions of people are affected by OCD, 1 in every 100 children have this condition worldwide.

Fame and Family

David Beckham met Victoria Admas in 1997 when she first attended a Manchester United match. She was famously known as the posh spice of the spice girl. He proposed to her in January 1998 and they later got married on 4th July 1999.

He has four wonderful children Brooklyn Beckham, Romeo James Beckham, Harper Seven Beckham and Cruz Beckham.

David Beckham
Source: Stars Changes

Apart from being an extremely loving husband and a super cool dad, he also is a model. He has appeared on the covers of U.S magazines and according to google, David Beckham was searched for more than any other sports person on their site in 2003 and 2004. Also, In 2002 he was also hailed as The Metrosexual by the very man who invented the term itself.


A lot of people think celebrities have a perfect life and nothing is wrong with them. But we are most often mistaken. They are humans just like us and obviously, they face their share of daily problems and difficulties. Further, their situations can be even worse, since it’s hard for them to share what they are feeling by constantly being in the spotlight. However, there are some public figures who opened up and shared their struggles and problems with the world. Beckham is one of them.

David Beckham
Source: Daily Mail

David turned his weakness into his strength and that is exactly what we all must strive for. Because, the strong people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.

“I am a strong person, I am a strong family man. I am a strong husband and a strong father.” David Beckham

David Beckham
Source: davidbeckham.com

Edited by Preetika Dubey 

Ashi Bajpai

Content writer

19, Gallivanter, Belives in equity and not equality. Love humans, Food, Allegories and Dogs. Currently pursuing BBA from BSSS. Believe in yourself and BE YOU. The world will adjust.

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