Upon learning that his father had a heart attack Wednesday night in London, David Beckham took the first flight out of Los Angeles to be by his father’s side, 59-year-old Ted Beckham. David’s agent, Simon Oliveira, released the following statement:
“His father had a heart attack. David was made aware of it late last night. He caught the first available flight and he’ll be arriving in London around lunchtime.��?
He arrived at Heathrow (photo above) and immediately was whisked off to see his father at the hospital. Ted had surgery and currently is in intensive care. The elder Beckham is currently in stable condition.
In 2005, Ted wrote a book titled “David Beckham: My Son”. This led to a falling out between David and Ted, as Ted did not seek David’s permission to write the book. The two reportedly have reconciled.
David’s wife Victoria Beckham is en route to London as well. She was in Japan promoting her new cosmetics range and had to cancel her appearances so that she could be there for David.