Wednesday 15 August 4:55 p.m.
RUSSELL BRAND turned to an unlikely
source for help with back pain as he attended rehearsals for the Olympics
Closing Ceremony - soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star thrilled the 80,000-strong crowd - as
well as well as millions of TV viewers around the world - with his tribute to
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and the Beatles during his performance
at the Olympic Stadium in London
on Sunday to mark the end of the 2012 Games.
However, Brand was nursing a bad back ahead of the ceremony - and as he
worked out his routine at rehearsals last week he sought advice from sportsman
He tells Britain's
The Sun, "I was speaking to David Beckham, who was there with his lovely
wife Victoria, and I was asking him about pain relief for a bad back.
"I've got this pain in my lower back and I asked him if he had one
of those injections for the pain when he was playing. He said all I needed was
a massage, but he wasn't exactly offering."