Robert Pattinson was hit by a cab in New York City today while trying to evade hysterical fans. The Twilight star was clipped by a cab around 12:00 P.M. while at the front of the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th Street while trying to evade fans at the time. Luckily they are saying that Robert Pattinson was not injured, and that the cab only really hit him in the hip as he was being ushered across the street. This isn’t the first time that Robert Pattinson and his handlers have had problems with over-excited fans, and it probably won’t be the last as he continues to grow in fame because of the Twilight franchise of films.
Robert Pattinson was hit by the cab while trying to break away from a crowd of teenage girls that noticed Pattinson as he was leaving the bookstore at the scene. Seeing the problem that was occurring, five security guards tried to rush Pattinson across the busy street to get him back to his trailer safely. It was pouring down rain as they tried to cross the street, and a taxi cab grazed Pattinson as he was being helped across the street. The moment may have been scary for Pattinson, but apparently it was also shocking to the fans that started screaming when they saw what happened. It was lucky that the cab driver was able to hit the brakes early enough to not hit Pattinson badly, because the mob could have really become unruly.
The reason that Robert Pattinson is in New York City right now, is that he is filming a new film with Emilie de Ravin. The film is being shot around Manhattan for about five weeks of time, and is called Remember Me. Fans of Robert Pattinson have been turning out in droves to try and catch a glimpse of him as he does everything from leave hotels to shooting scenes for the upcoming film. Some of the girls have become really agitated at the sight of him, and have had a hard time controlling themselves around him.
Stardom has come pretty quickly for the 23-year-old Robert Pattinson, who broke on to the scene in Harry Potter 4, and though he was killed off, got noticed enough to land him some other roles. His big break however, came when he was cast as one of the two leads in the movie for Twilight, and after its success, coupled with the continued success of the four books, has led him to even more fame. Now he is a household name for many teenage girls, and the thought of being able to see him in public has become far too exciting for some of them. Robert Pattinson will be okay after his run in with this taxi, but it was a close call that could lead him to make less public appearances. Girls take notice; and try to remain calm when you see your crush in public.
Source: Fox News