Keanu Reeves has given some incredible performances throughout his acting career. Known for his cool demeanor, the actor’s excellence in the action genre may surprise his fans. However, Reeves has always managed to ace the action scenes in his movies.
Reeves’ passion for adventure is not limited to films, as he is also very fond of motorcycles. Once, his passion led to a tragic injury that gave him a lifelong scar. However, amidst the painful scene, something happened that helped Reeves distract from his wounds.
Keanu Reeves faced a life-threatening accident
Looking at Keanu Reeves’s action-packed performances in films like Matrix and John Wick, it is easy to assume that the actor enjoys the action genre. His passion for an adventurous life is reflected in his fondness for motorcycles.
However, this passion led him into trouble, as it caused some severe injuries to the actor. Earlier, Reeves faced a life-threatening accident in Topanga Canyon while he was riding a motorcycle.
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Fortunately, the actor survived the accident, but it gave him a big abdominal scar. When the actor went on this “demon ride,” he certainly had no idea what fate it held. Reeves’ vehicle crashed into the side of a mountain, following which he was hospitalized for days with broken ribs and a ruptured spleen.
However, during this whole time, there was a moment when something happened that distracted Reeves from his pain for a while.
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What made Keanu Reeves laugh even after facing a tragic injury?
While Keanu Reeves was hospitalized due to his severe injury, the medical assistant came to get him. During that time, an emergency medical technician trainee accompanied him and picked up one end of the stretcher, but he mistakenly dropped it. This entire scene gave Reeves a big laugh. The actor said,
“It made me laugh, but I couldn’t breathe!”.
During an interview, the actor shared about the experience and recalled the mistakes that could have been avoided. He said,
“I should have gone on the brake, released the brake a little bit, leaned into the turn.”
However, the fearless Reeves wasn’t done yet, as he claimed that he would still go on more such rides.