IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT KEANU REEVES?

Published on: October 23, 2012
Photography by: ABC/Getty
NationalEnquirer.com

KEANU REEVES big secret is OUT as follicle challenged star ducks pasties for full- on “man-some”.

 Yes, Keanu’s makeup artists are pulling their hair out over his splotchy beard!

The 48-year-old actor’s thinning whiskers are creating a hairy problem because the character in his latest film has a full beard, say sources.

The $30 million-a-movie “Matrix” star reportedly suffers from mild alopecia barbae, which inhibits hair growth around the beard region.

“As he gets older, and his beard gets patchier, it’s harder to cover up,” revealed a close friend.

“His makeup artists have to spend extra time filling in the blanks.

“It’s been a huge headache for them and a serious hassle for Keanu to sit for so long in the makeup chair.”

But Reeves, who has been filming and directing “Man of Tai Chi,” has one thing to be thankful for.

He’s glad the problem only involves his face and not his head,” said his friend.

“In the big picture, having a splotchy beard isn’t so bad.”