David Beckham and wife Victoria have flown back to the US on his ill father's insistence.
Becks' dad Ted suffered a near-fatal heart attack during the last week of October, and the footballer had vowed to stay by his bedside for "as long as it takes".
A source revealed that though the LA Galaxy star had wanted to stay, Ted had insisted that he go back to the US after he made a 'dramatic improvement'.
"Ted has made a dramatic improvement. David wanted to stay but Ted assured him he would be okay," The Sun quoted the source, as saying.
While Becks jetted in from the US on hearing about his dad's heart attack, Posh flew to Paris from Tokyo after abandoning a tour to promote her make up range.
A source had earlier revealed that the attack had helped heal the rift between father and son that was created when Ted's marriage to David's mum Sandra ended.
"David is a real family man. At times like this you forget any troubles in the past and pull together. He has had his differences with Ted over the years. But they are still close and their relationship has been back on track over recent months," a source had earlier said.
"David loves his dad and appreciates all the sacrifices he made when he was a young boy. He recognises all the help he gave him in achieving his dream to be a world-class footballer. Ted is conscious and talking and is relieved to have his family around him.
"David is relieved that he was able to get back as soon as possible to comfort him and support him."