David Beckham. photo. PAP/EPA/NOUSHAD THEKKAYIL
Last summer, there was information that Netflix was producing a documentary series about the life and career of David Beckham. The production is ready, and the British media have already acquired fragments of it. These snippets show that the retired football star has been suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder for years. This disease manifests itself in him with an obsession with cleaning at night. “Once everyone in the household is in bed, I do my rounds, change the lights, clean the candles, make sure every corner of the apartment is tidy,” revealed the athlete.
In mid-July last year, the world was informed that Netflix had established cooperation with David Beckham. The streaming giant then announced that it would produce a documentary series about the life and career of the former captain of the England football team.
“We will show unknown archival footage, never-before-seen stories and interviews with people who have been part of my life.” – announced the footballer himself on Instagram. In addition to analyzing Beckham’s brilliant career the production will also give viewers an insight into his daily life alongside his wife Victoria and their four children. The documentary is directed by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens, who is also an executive producer. Studio 99, a company founded by the athlete, is also involved in the project, which produces films, series and commercials.
Night cleaning obsession
From a fragment of the document obtained by the “Daily Mail”, we learn that Beckham has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for years, called obsessive-compulsive neurosis. This disease is characterized by the presence of intrusive thoughts or the need to perform specific actions. The disorder often manifests as a panic fear of dirt and the resulting obsession with keeping things neat and tidy. The former footballer’s obsessive-compulsive disorder takes the form of obsessive cleaning at night. “When everyone in the household is in bed, I do my rounds, adjust the lights, clean the candles, make sure every nook and cranny of the apartment is tidy. I trim candle wax, wipe glass which I hate, remove traces of smoke inside the candle. It’s weird, I know. And I don’t think my wife likes it. But I hate it when I come downstairs in the morning and see unwashed cups, plates, items not where they should be. – revealed the athlete.-
Beckham’s obsessions are one of the many threads touched upon in the documentary series dedicated to him. A person close to the former footballer recently revealed that this project is of great importance to him. “David is incredibly excited. He had wanted to do this for a long time. The interest in his life is huge, which is why everyone involved in the production has high hopes for it. The release date of the title has not been revealed. (PAP Life)
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