LONDON -- David Beckham and wife Victoria visited a hospital where the England midfielder's father was in stable condition after a heart attack.
A day after arriving back in Britain from the United States, Beckham and his wife spent nearly three hours with Ted Beckham at the London Chest Hospital. Victoria Beckham flew in Friday from Japan where she was promoting a cosmetics firm.
The 59-year-old Beckham had a heart attack Wednesday night. He is in stable condition, according to the hospital.
"He is conscious and talking, and that's a positive step," Beckham's publicist Simon Oliviera said.
Beckham, a former England captain, joined the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS in July. He hasn't played a game since Aug. 30 because of a right knee injury.
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