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When John Wick star Keanu Reeves thought he was going to die after an accident and being left unaided for over 30 minutes

Keanu Reeves who is known for his action star status once had a near death experience and you will be shocked to hear it. 

When John Wick star Keanu Reeves thought he was going to die after an accident and being left unaided for over 30 minutes
Keanu Reeves' Horrific Accident

Last Updated: 03.03 PM, May 11, 2024


Keanu Reeves has established himself as a massive action star over the years, proving his prowess in the genre repeatedly through not just one franchise but multiple movies. Widely known for his role in John Wick and the four-film franchise, he is also the face of The Matrix series, and he has portrayed Constantine once, with hopes for his return. All of this has made him appear like a bulletproof man who can single-handedly take down the entire world with his skills.

But does that mean he has never had an accident? Certainly not. There is one incident that Reeves talks about where he once felt like he was going to die because he was in the middle of a dark road with no one in sight to help him. Read on to learn everything you should about the same.

Keanu Reeves’ Near-Death Experience:

Nothing around Keanu Reeves can lack drama, and this story he told Rolling Stone some time ago is proof. The accident he suffered turned out to be so dramatic and dangerous that it had his helmet run over by a truck while he was on the road at one point. Yes, you read that right. It was that serious. The accident dates back to 1988 when Keanu was riding his bike. But little did he know that he was about to experience an evening that he would later label as the "Demon Ride."


The John Wick star was cruising down Topanga Canyon Boulevard, a picturesque location between the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles Valley. It was when Keanu Reeves reached a twisted turn that disaster awaited him. “I call that a demon ride. That’s when things are going badly. But there are other times when you go fast, or too fast, out of exhilaration. I remember saying in my head, ‘I’m going to die’,” he told the publication.

The real drama began here. Keanu Reeves recalls what happened after the accident when he was left unaided for over 30 minutes in the dark with nobody offering assistance around him. It was at this point he said a truck ran over his helmet. “I remember calling out for help. And someone answering out of the darkness, and then the flashing lights of an ambulance coming down. This was after a truck ran over my helmet. I took it off because I couldn’t breathe, and a truck came down. I got out of the way, and it ran over my helmet.”

Keanu Reeves stars in the four John Wick movies, which are streaming on Lionsgate Play. You can access them with your OTTplay Premium subscription. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more information on this and everything else from the world of streaming and films.

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