David Beckham looks like a pin cushion with 25 needles sticking out of his leg as he shares acupuncture session

DAVID Beckham has posted a shocking picture of his leg – with 25 needles sticking out of it.

But there's no need to worry about the former footballer's wellbeing as he was simply indulging in an acupuncture session.

The treatment is derived from traditional Chinese medicine and involves micro-needles inserted into the body’s pressure points to stimulate the self-healing process and regulate the flow of the body’s energy or qi.

Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat chronic pain but practitioners claim that it is good for treating everything from depression to migraines and fertility issues.

Taking to his Instagram Stories last night, David shared a photo of his shin and calf covered in cooper needles while lying on a white towel-covered bed.

Captioning the shot, the sports star joked: "Here he goes again. Thanks James @jamesdhealth".


A post shared by James Davies (@jamesdhealth)

It's not the first time the 45-year-old has shared his acupuncture session, having previously sworn the treatment is the "one thing" that repairs his muscles after working out.

Last week, the former England captain praised osteopath and acupuncturist James Davies, who was the Great Britain team therapist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, as he shared another shot of his needle-covered leg.

"The one thing that repairs me after a hard week of working out
acupuncture @jamesdhealth THE MAN," he enthusiastically penned.

Elsewhere, it was reported that David is earning more as a FIFA 21 'icon' than he did as a player.

The football star, who has a reported £339million fortune, has agreed a three-year deal to appear in EA Sports' football series, starting with this year's release.

Becks, 45, appears on the cover of his very own 'Beckham Edition', with Kylian Mbappe adorning the front of the regular edition of the game.

According to the Mirror, Beckham was initially offered £30million over three years to appear in the game.

But this figure has subsequently been negotiated up to £40million.

A source said: "It is a big addition to the Beckham brand and the easiest money he’s ever made."

Beckham earned around £100,000-a-week while playing for Manchester United in the early 2000s.

And he pocketed a similar amount after signing a five-year, £25million deal with LA Galaxy in 2007.

But he will now earn more from his FIFA deal alone than he did for playing, with the overall haul coming to around £256,000-a-week.

Upon the announcement, Beckham joked that he would now be considered a 'cool dad' by his kids.

He wrote on Instagram: "FIFA21… Can’t wait to see myself back on the pitch playing with some of my old team mates!

"Maybe @romeobeckham and @cruzbeckham will think I am a cool dad now 😂 @easportsfifa #FIFA21".

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