opts for a hands-on approach to Becks foot
Date: 12 April 2002
David Beckham at his home in Alderly Edge
near Manchester following the crucial break
psychic Uri Geller was hoping to use the nation's will-power to heal David Beckham's
crocked left foot today.
wanted viewers to touch their TV screens and concentrate on mending the star's
broken bone when he appeared on GMTV between 6am and 9am.
aimed to use the collective will to hurry the healing process and ensure the England
captain is fit for the team's first World Cup game on June 2.
for GMTV said before the programme: "He will be in the studio
and encouraging viewers to touch the screen and concentrate
on healing Beckham's bone with a view to a speedy recovery."
became renowned as a psychic entertainer in the 1970s, using his technique of
bending spoons by concentrating and merely rubbing them.
psychic renewed his wedding vows a year ago with his pal pop superstar Michael
Jackson as best man.
was battling back against injury even before Geller's efforts as hopes rose that
he could return to action in time for the World Cup.
inspirational midfielder was at Manchester United's training ground receiving
treatment yesterday, just hours after breaking a bone in his left foot in a crunching
two-footed tackle by an Argentinean defender.
that he will be out of the World Cup in June receded as United and an array of
experts said they thought he could be back in six weeks - 10 days before England's
first match against Sweden on June 2.
Minister led national concern after Beckham's injury during
the European Champions League victory over Spanish side Deportivo
La Coruna last night, which was initially thought likely to
keep him out for up to eight weeks.
Update on the story. "It seems to
have worked" says David Beckham in a documentary of
his charity party.
people can help Beckham
Helps Beckham on GMTV
Source: Belfast Telegraph