Victoria Beckham forced to wear flats
August 29th, 2011
05:23 PM ET

Victoria Beckham forced to wear flats

The horror! Victoria Beckham was caught sporting simple ballet flats, reports When Posh ditches her sexy stilettos, you know something is up.

Due to a slipped disc, the 37 year-old mom is forced to wear flats these days. Something we thought we’d never see.

Victoria even wore extremely high heels throughout her recent pregnancy. The fashionista gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Harper Seven, on July 10.

While some might think Beckham’s love for Louboutins caused her back injury, Dr. Neel Anand of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tells the Los Angeles Times that’s not the case. "There is no data that relates slipped discs to high heels," said the director of orthopedic spine surgery.

And People reports that Posh should be back in her signature sky-high heels soon. “Heels will put added pressure on the damaged area but it’s healing well,” a source said, “so it may not be an issue in another couple weeks.”

“Thank u for your kind messages,” Beckham said in reply to fan well-wishes on Twitter last week. “I’m feeling much better and enjoying every precious minute with baby Harper, I’m so in love. X VB.”

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  1. evajackson012

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  2. Russ Stebner

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    April 16, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Doc

    I Have never in my medical career referred to any disc condition as a "slipped disc." It is a term like "nervous breakdown" that is said often by people outside the medical profession, but rarely by those within it.

    I can't believe the physician said that.

    September 19, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jon

    Oh the humanity of it all. It's issues like this that bring countries to war!

    September 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Now why does it matter if the department store mannequin is wearing flats and not heels?

    September 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. angel

    and this is news because,,,,,,,who cares!! so tired of stars being news because of weight issues, shoe issues, clothing issues, hair issues, it is sooooo annoying-all human beings have these issues and we are not on national news-i too have a ruptured disc-wear flats, and am not healing–put this in the news if you like!! yeeesh

    September 10, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. gvitali

    She wears those shoes constantly because her legs have no muscular definition.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TiaC

    All I can say is NEENER NEENER NEENER! Serves her stupid a$s right for wearing those ridiculous heels all the time. Hope she has to stay in the flats the rest of her life. Maybe she'd start smiling then.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Power of CNN

    This just in: We didnt care either

    September 1, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rock

    I love posting when Snookie is doing things to me under the desk

    September 1, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. Native San Diegan

    She looks like a dude in drag in this photo. Could they have possibly found an uglier picture of her?!!!

    August 31, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. guest

    is this the best you'll can come up for news!! geez.......

    August 31, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dave

    Can she wear them on her face? Might improve the view a bit.

    August 31, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. sondie

    So what's the big deal with having to wear flats???? A lot of women find themself in this situation every day. In any case, it is better

    August 31, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. aapicard

    It would be more of a story if she were forced to SMILE!

    August 31, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jean

    OMG! The horror!! This is unimaginable!!!

    August 31, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  17. Aaron L.

    Rich and famous people sure do set a bad, unhealthy standard. Heck look at charlie sheen. Was he arrested for his crack posession and use? Nope. What's the rule of law? herp derp

    August 31, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. Devara

    OMG, Posh in flats. Surely Armageddon is just around the corner.

    August 31, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  19. Eve

    She looks so plastic

    August 31, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  20. Rachel

    '"There is no data that relates slipped discs to high heels," said the director of orthopedic spine surgery.' That being said, it has been proven that wearing extreme high heels causes back damage. She'll pay for it when she gets older.

    August 31, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. BustNutter

    That bag of skin and bones is one of the least attractive women on Earth, I cannot figure out why she is perceived as glamorous. Put that WAG out to pasture, I say.

    August 31, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  22. portalpunk


    August 31, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  23. robb

    I want to know who's forcing her? The cedar Sinai fashion police? What next vicks, orthopeadic Muk Luks?? Look you always had flat boobs so now your feet match. Keep on keepin on.................

    August 31, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  24. heather

    I think she is weird looking. wait until her feet turn 60.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  25. diana

    Yall are just plain old mean and rude...i think posh is very pretty and david hot but u know what theyre both happily married with a gorgeous family LEAVE THEM ALONE

    August 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BustNutter

      Tell that to the media. "Leave the alone" so I don't have to read about a washed-up soccer dolt and his superficial anorexic old hag.

      August 31, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  26. meep

    What a fugly beeeeitch she is. I can't believe david porks that stinky fish taco....gross.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Californian

    There is an inverse relationship between the height of a woman's heels and her level of intelligence. Any woman who won't give up her stilletto heels throughout her pregnancy should not breed.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  28. banjie

    does she know that a smile will not break her face.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Abbey

    Oh, poor Victoria Beckham! Really! It's because she insisted on wearing those ridiculous high, high heels forever even when pregnant. She's not young anymore so what did she expect? Did she really think that she'd escape not doing damage to her back? Next will be her feet and the joints.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. adam

    Ohh my god Ohh my god Ohh my god!!! How dare they (probably doctors) make a her wear such a fashion faux pas! Its the end of the world

    August 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. laur

    David is super hot and she is borderline ugly. I understand there has to be more than "looks" but initially some attraction has to come into play. Lucky girl she is, because he could definitely get way hotter. Maybe she's a really nice person.........I've heard she is very into family, maybe that's what attracted him? Whatever is was....Good for her!

    August 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  32. bezerkur

    why dont you report the 3 inch hemorrhoid she got? the comments would of been a lot more entertaining.

    August 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Imelda

    High heels ruin the feet. Posh should keep wearing flats.

    August 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ga Peach

    Amd Jason, you are reading Entertainment!! Not the nightly news so you may want to log off.

    August 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ga Peach

    You are all just jealous! She is gorgeous in flats orin heels! Her cheekbones are to die for! AND she has David Beckham! Eat your hearts jealous losers!

    August 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mark in nyc

    HOW could this story NOT eclipse coverage of Irene and LIbya? Media, get your priorities in place.

    August 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  37. chris

    you gota keep your feet looking pretty cuz no guys like chicks with busted ass toes!!! I always rub my girls feet when her feet hurts.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ida

    Who cares? There are more important things going on in this world.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Beckham

    So why is this news? my wife worked until the night before she gave birth, so why is this no talent whannabe in the news. PR people must make a ton of money in this town. All the no talent hasbeens like JHO and POSHHO ZETA HO pay PR agencies huge bucks so they ca stay in the news.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Joepub

    Uh oh, Skelator is here; where is He-Man?

    August 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  41. tracie

    She has a skull head.

    August 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Carlos

    Women were this type end with back problems that is for sure and deformed toes.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Lisa

    Does Posh have teeth? She never smiles.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jason

    great article to run during a recession! good job CNN!!

    August 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Pete

    OMG! You are kidding me?!?!?!?!?! Why wasn't this on the FRONT page? FLATS? OMG! Im going to throw up now!

    August 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Bookenz

    She's worried about her feet looking attractive, but not her nose?

    August 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  47. S.

    How exactly is this newsworthy?

    August 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gandalf the Brown (cat)

      Let a simple Benagl cat expalin it to you...
      1) She is a celebrity
      2) This is CNN's celebrity blog site.
      3) 1 + 2 = an article
      4) predicably people like you click on the headline and complain about it not being news.

      If you don't like celebrity news – stay off the celbrity news section.

      August 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frodo the Red (Hamster)

      +1 for Gandalf the Brown

      August 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • S.

      Gandalf – that still doesn't make it newsworthy. There is far more interesting entertainment news out there. And no matter what, nothing excuses your mean response. Be nice.

      August 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gandalf the Brown (cat)

      I'm a cat – if you want nice go find a lap dog.

      In general I agree that most of the celebrity entertainment "news" is on par with what I leave in my sand box, I find it amusing that people click on an article about a celebrity and then complain that it was a useless article about a celebrity. Of course it is useless news – about 98.3% (approximately) of the celebrity news is useless. It is like making a post and commenting that the sun is warm. A better use of time is to go "wow" over any article about a celebrity that is actually useful and "newsworthy".

      August 31, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  48. Bookenz

    High heels = bunnions.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Bookenz

    Drag queen?

    August 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  50. tbda

    oh the humanity!

    August 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Amy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Hey guys, will you visit ..... Help Faye . ORG ....... a friend of mine is Fighting for her life.... Thanks

    August 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • David in Corpus

      FK off, don't you know there are too many people on the planet as it is?

      I personally plan on committing suicide by age 60 as a sign of goodwill to the younger generations.
      Plus it is the only way I will ever get to retire and not have to take sht off of people anymore.

      Just a win win ain't it?

      August 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • ::)

      No time like the present David.

      August 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jerome

    "Forced to wear flats," hell, someone should force her to EAT. Force feeding through an IV, something!!

    August 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  53. WOBH

    So there may be some advantage to being barefoot and pregnant?

    August 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  54. guest

    I like her. She is fashionable and very sophisticated. But she looks old and has a pig's nose, I llike her, though.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. the Wash

    She should try wearing combat boots 20 hours a day, sweating in hundred degree temperatures with minimal communication with her family. Her and all the other spoiled celebrities.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ree

      You know what? I love the military, hell, I am from a military family, but last I heard there was no draft and no one broke your fingers to sign the dotted line to go fight. So if you want to call her spoiled because she made a career out of entertainment and he out of sports go ahead, but don't complain and be bitter towards them for your situation.

      August 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      I think what Ree meant was, thank you for your service. Although it was a rather poor job on the attempt.
      And no, we don't care about celebrity kids.

      September 1, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Tigertame4

      Hey I thought the draft was no longer in place. YOU volunteered. Be proud of what you do. Yes it does get old and hot and your feet hurt in the hot sands. BUT you are keeping your country safe and building great memories. THANK YOU for what you do!
      A former Air Force vet who served in Saudi during the Iran Iraq war. (now a grandma)

      September 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Mark

    Yuck.. what does she have on her cheeks? Didn't she shave? Started using makeup since she was 7 yrs old? 🙁

    August 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Redpearl

    Haters get a life! No matter what, she has something you don't have – David AND his 4 children. You go Victoria!

    August 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  58. jona

    OMG!! OMG!! Leave Brittany Aloooooone..

    August 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  59. maynerd

    David will stray soon!

    August 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Laura

    I just want to know what Julie is saying sounds like another language

    August 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gandalf the Brown (cat)

      It is low-brow internet slang-speak. It comes from no IQ test being required to use the interent or post on boards.

      August 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Choconet

    Most high heel shoes are gorgeous, but they are in fact an evil temptation!!! Over time they will give you hammer toes and cause you some severe lower back problems not to mention all the foot surgeries you'll need to correct the years of damage done to your feet. I have many friends who wore high heels in their younger years only to suffer severe back and foot pain in their later years.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Lovely I Am

      Thank you Wikipedia I mean choconet, you are a plethora of information.

      August 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • David in corpus

      Shhhhhhh..... phag.

      I hate working out but I do it anyway. Staying buff is important (especially for a 40 year old man) WHY?
      If you need ask then I am guessing your girlfriend (if you have one) is fat/ugly (doesn't wear heels or makeup).

      August 30, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • doc of evil

      i only like chics in heels in p0rn. mmmmmmmm ok and if you are hot then i think about you wearing them when we make our own p0rn.

      August 31, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  62. fran glass

    i wore heels for three years, every day when i worked in retail. I was standing 8-10 hours a day and it destroyed my formerly pretty feet. They are evil, evil shoes.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • alex

      if people quit wearing shoes, things would be a lot better, and a lot cleaner... heels were designed to make short men appear taller. i don't understand how women got so wrapped up in it :\

      August 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Since feet (like noses) are one of the few body parts that never stop growing, if we went without shoes, people could ski, surf and rock their kids to sleep on their huge feet without ever having to purchase the manmade skis and surfboards and rocking chairs too! LOL

      August 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • fran glass

      dear lord i love being barefoot.

      August 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Jim

    Who gives a rat's ass.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Gandalf the Brown (cat)

      Obviously you do, or did someone force you to click on the article??

      August 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      I did, well done Jim

      September 1, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • dont be a sucker


      Uhhh..No...Anyone whose brain hasn't turned to mush clicks on these 'article' to point out the pure asinine nature of this drivel posing as 'News'

      September 2, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • SDcanyon

      Obviously "you". Seeing as you saw the link, clicked it, read it, then took the time to comment.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tigertame4

      Obviously, Rats do.

      September 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Guest

    OMG does she drive a mini van now as well?

    August 30, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  65. Rebecca

    She's just nasty! But David Beckham is one hot tamale! What does he see in her???

    August 30, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      Not you!

      August 30, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Maybe it is not what he "sees" but what he "feels" in her and for her. Fact is–if most humans had to rely on their looks to win a mate–the world would probably only have a thousand people in it and all of those would be inbred by now. I would guess anyone bashing this woman is butt ugly and hiding behind their computer to finally dish out to someone else what they have had to endure their entire lives. LOL

      August 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bookenz

      Obviously he's attracted to her, but the question is why is he attracted to a woman who looks anorexic? Says a lot about him.

      August 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • scruffy

      i think she's beautiful. honestly...if i could change places with someone for a day based solely on appearance, it would be her. i dig her fashion sense and think she's pretty down to earth (in interviews and the likes).

      everyone sees something different in someone or has their own idea of what is beautiful/not (and i am basing this on just outer appearance at the moment). i would love to look like her.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  66. LPW

    OMG !! "forced" to wear flats !!! "Forced" !!! how will she get on without heels & having to hold a newborn !??

    August 30, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  67. JR

    CNN....why wasn't this story covered on prime time with Wolf Blitzer?? Are you trying to bury this important story in the Entertainment section/ THE PEOPLE GOT TO KNOW!! Shame on you CNN

    August 30, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Mehgann

      Usually I hate it when people say "who cares", but this was a creative and hilarious way to express the sentiment. Others should learn from your example! Very funny. 🙂

      August 30, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • MaggieJS

      I agree, Meghann – funny!

      August 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • KeeKeeDee

      * snore *

      August 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jk

      Sarcasm is a coward's attempt at humor.

      August 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laureth


      August 31, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      Just so all the bases are covered:
      There now its old news and even more tools can say, "why did you click on it then?" I love weak minded CNN-addicts.

      September 1, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Duh'

      You genius, criticizing CNN's coverage. If you were as smart as you pretend to be, you would realize that you are not in the Entertainment Section/THE PEOPLE GOTTA KNOW!! You're reading this in the BLOG section of, with those giant pink letters saying "Marquee Blog" on top, and in the URL. Before you insult the website, you should really learn to KEEP UP with what you're reading, and then writing.

      September 2, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • -ESS


      September 2, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • momturnedstudent

      LOL This is one of the funniest takes on a non-serious article I've ever read! Bravo!

      September 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |

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