David Beckham, the former England football captain and global icon, recently revealed the harrowing experience he faced when his eldest son, Brooklyn, was born.
In a candid interview, Beckham recounted the intense fear and paranoia surrounding the birth due to threats to his family’s safety.
The year was 1998, and David Beckham was in the eye of a storm.
His infamous red card during the World Cup match against Argentina made him a polarizing figure, resulting in public animosity and street abuse.
The situation escalated to the point where one deranged fan sent a bullet to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, signifying the depth of hatred directed at Beckham.
As the birth of his first child, Brooklyn approached in March 1999 at London’s Portland Hospital, Beckham’s anxieties soared.
He recounted, “The moment he came out, I all of a sudden thought, ‘How am I going to protect him?'” This overwhelming fear prompted him to take extreme precautions.
On that fateful night, Brooklyn slept beside his mother, Victoria, in their hospital bed. However, Beckham couldn’t bring himself to join them.
He explained, “Victoria was like, ‘Come on, squeeze on the bed with me,’ and I was like, ‘Absolutely not, I’m sleeping with my head against the door.'”
His unwavering paranoia stemmed from the thought that someone might try to abduct his newborn son.
Victoria Beckham Reveals Kidnap Threats and David Beckham’s Triumph
Victoria Beckham added her perspective, revealing the family’s chilling ordeal: “We were getting kidnapping threats right from when we had Brooklyn.”
The feeling of vulnerability was indescribable as they grappled with the terrifying prospect of harm befalling their child.
The Netflix documentary series delves into the fallout of Beckham’s infamous red card, a pivotal moment in his career.
Despite enduring immense public backlash, Beckham managed to turn the tide on the pitch, mainly due to the guidance of his club manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Remarkably, he never sought therapy to cope with the negativity but instead adopted a strategy of blocking it out.
Reflecting on those turbulent times, Beckham remarked, “It had been such an emotional and draining season.”
He acknowledged the role of his wife, Victoria Beckham, in helping him weather the storm.
“I wouldn’t have got through that moment if I hadn’t been at a club like Manchester United,” he admitted.
He also acknowledged his life’s transformation as he married Posh Spice.
David Beckham’s revelation sheds light on the intense fears and challenges he faced during the birth of his first child, Brooklyn.
It serves as a reminder of the toll that fame and notoriety can exact on individuals and their families, even during what should be one of life’s most joyous moments.