Contactmusic.com (UK), September 20, 2003
Keanu's Beloved Boots
THE MATRIX star KEANU REEVES is so in love with a battered old pair of boots, he's stick them together with tape rather than toss them away.
The Lebanon-born actor, who's earned a reported $30 million (GBP18.7 million) plus 15 per cent of the box office gross from the Matrix series, has taken to wearing a beloved pair of boots with duct tape around one foot.
And rather than keep his budgeting a secret, Reeves wore the tattered footwear when he appeared on THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW yesterday morning (17SEP03) and performed with the band BECKY.
Once he and bandmates REBECCA LORD, PAULIE KOSTA and ROB MAILHOUSE had finished playing OBLIVIOUS, host Sharon immediately asked about his taped shoe.
Keanu replied, "What happened is, I really love these shoes. They're kinda coming off. This one was really a nightmare so I've just taped them on for the past couple of days. It's so torn that the glue won't work."