Keanu Reeves almost lost role in The Matrix


LA – Keanu Reeves, in a recent interview on ‘The Art of Action’ podcast,  gave a few details about The Matrix, the iconic science fiction movie. He said: “I had been struggling with it for a couple of years, experiencing tingling sensations. I had a bulging disc and a ruptured disc, and I started losing sensation and balance. I said yes to The Matrix and began training for four months, but the situation worsened, so I consulted a neck specialist. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, essentially the mutilation of my spine. I never disclosed it because I didn’t want to admit that I couldn’t proceed with the film. They inserted the neck plate and instructed me to start moving immediately. I had to train for The Matrix while wearing a neck brace.”