Robert Pattinson escapes Twihards by throwing himself in front of moving taxi

Monday saw Robert Pattinson stalked, swarmed and attacked on the streets on New York, as he attempted to simply move through the city streets, filming his movie Remember Me. The crazy Twihards aren’t letting up – Thursday saw another Twihard attack, and this time they nearly killed poor Pattz. According to the report from Radar, Pattz was somewhere near the famous Strand Bookstore when a “a crowd of teenaged girls” started chasing him. Pattz is being guarded by five burly security guys, but those men were no match for hormone-crazed Twihard girls who had The Pattz in their sights. As Robert tried to run away, he apparently ran into a busy street and got clipped by a taxi. Pattz was not injured, although I’m sure the Twihard girls’ feelings were hurt when one of Robert’s bodyguards shouted “You see what you did, you almost killed him!” Jeez, dad! He didn’t, like, have to, like, run.

Rob Pattinson is quickly learning the hazards of filming a movie in New York City – he was hit by a taxi cab on Thursday while running away from hysterical fans! witnessed the Twilight star get clipped by a cab around noon in front of the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th Street. He was not hurt.

The 23-year-old London-born actor had been inside most of the morning filming scenes for his new movie Remember Me.

A team of five security guards were trying to fend off a crowd of teenaged girls when Rob was leaving the bookstore.

It was pouring rain as they tried to hustle him quickly across the busy street to the safety of his trailer.

Some of the teen girls were hysterical and Rob rushed across the road. As he did so, a taxi grazed him. The cabbie slammed on his brakes as soon as he realized what had happened.

It appeared as if the cab hit Rob in the hip. He stood there for a moment looking stunned. The bodyguard next to him checked if he was okay and then screamed at the fans: “You see what you did, you almost killed him!”

Pattinson will be shooting around Manhattan for the next four weeks. His co-star in the film is gorgeous Lost TV actress Emilie de Ravin, who he has been seen hanging out with in the evenings.

[From Radar]

Dumb Twihards really could have killed him. A whiff of his hair must send them into an irrational spiral of lust and delusion. I really do have some affection for this kid, and I just want to give him a hug, a Valium and some chicken soup. Perhaps Emilie de Raven is already tending to his needs, though. That slut. The Twihards should have swarmed her – get her, Twihards! No, I’m joking. Please don’t kill anybody, Twihards.

Robert Pattinson is shown in the header on set looking fine after the cab clipping incident on 6/18/09. Credit: Bauergriffinonline. Other photos from that day credit: There are also some photos from 6/16/09 on set credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. saintdevil says:

    Poor Pattz – I have only one advice for you: Come out of the closet, you little sucker.
    Wether you’re in it or not! 😉

  2. Sol says:

    I really felt bad for him when i saw the video of him walking in New York. Fans can be as dangerous as paparazzis, and sadly we know how many celebrities ended after being chased.

  3. ash says:

    Sad thing is none of those girls feel the slight bit embarrassed about what they did, and would do it again.

  4. Helen says:

    Celebs put themselves at risk daily. Yep, they make tons of money, but they need it for security….they can buy exclusiveness, and privacy. Imagine Robert boarding a commercial airplane? I`m not a fan, but I feel sorry for him, and I`m glad he wasn`t seriously injured.

  5. Aspen says:

    Okay…so I’m obviously a star-lovin’ kind of person or I wouldn’t frequent this site and other celeb gossip outlets, right?

    I cannot imagine, nor could I when I was a teen (I know, long time ago, but I remember my River Phoenix swooning days pretty vividly), the idea of screaming at the sight of any of my celebrity man crushes or running after them or tearing at their clothing, etcetera.

    What kind of super lack of self-control and state of intentionally drummed-up hysteria must you be in to behave this way?

    He’s hot. He’s famous. I get that. I don’t get being so totally outside of sanity in his presence that you could actually endanger his life in your pursuit of him.

    I’ve NEVER understood that. The shaking, screaming female fan thing. I don’t get it. I look at coverage of Beatles fans, Elvis fans, Corey fans (remember them?), all the way through the decades…and it’s the same. Crowds of teenage girls in a mosh pit type of mob quaking, screaming, fainting, and weeping at the sight of some celeb crush or other.

    It’s sick, really.

    I’m glad he wasn’t harmed.

  6. Vex says:

    He didn’t throw himself in front of a taxi. He was running across the street away from the girls to his trailer when he got hit.

  7. cookies says:

    yeah i dont think i could go ape shit crazy over a celebritie .. i mean if i met one id probably be speechless and not move . . . it’s a good thing rob or any other person was hurt .. those gurls should get a reality check . . i mean if he gets hit by a car no more twilight movies and im pretty sure these gurls dont want that . . so leave him alone . . or else no more twilight . . . cause thats all he really be known for sadly

  8. clare says:

    Aspen, my thoughts exactly! The whole idea of that is bizarre.

  9. CeciZahn says:

    This is sooooooo OUT OF CONTROL. Everybody has to realize that he IS NOT EDWARD CULLEN!!!
    He plays the character and just becouse he has said in some interviews that he’s alone, he’s quiet, he invited a fan to dinner (when he was not that famous) he plays music, etc. IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT HE’S LIKE HIS CHARACTER!!!!
    He is an actor and the only thing that are going to cause with this actions is that he QUITS twilight saga movies.

  10. Roma says:

    A lot of stars feel more comfortable in NYC because they’re not swarmed. It’s a shame that he’s facing such harassment.

  11. Beth says:

    Kaiser, you’re so funny. This article had me laughing out loud at my desk. “Throws himself in front of a taxi.” So funny.

  12. Helen says:

    Roma, Dan Radcliffe was able to walk around New York in relative peace. He commented how he was rarely ever recognized. New York is usually a very busy place, and celebs sometimes go unnoticed.God knows why this celeb has become a target?He should file a police report and the police should investigate the individuals responsible for his injury. I think celebs should start pressing charges against out of control fans.

  13. dubdub2000 says:

    This is getting ridiculous, if he doesn’t become an alcoholic or a junkie over this he’s a much stronger man than has EVER existed in hollywood.

    Dude needs to either get himself a decoy or better yet, a freaking stun gun to quiet down those hysterical nutters. BAM!

  14. dew says:

    I don’t feel the bodyguard that yelled at the girls was too harsh at all.

  15. Lisa says:

    “I really do have some affection for this kid, and I just want to give him a hug, a Valium and some chicken soup. Perhaps Emilie de Raven is already tending to his needs, though. That slut.”

    Kaiser. I love you for this.

  16. Alisa says:

    Poor guy 🙁 I can’t say I am a fan of Rob or the Twilight series (although I am a teenage girl…hmm…) but honestly, I don’t think he deserves such a psychotic fan base. I’ve never understood the whole, “scream and humiliate yourself to prove your love and worth in front of Mr.HotMcCelebrityPants” thing. If I were to meet some one I admired in public, if anything, I would be very shy and wouldn’t want to embarrass myself by screaming. Don’t those girls understand that they are an annoyance? I doubt poor Mr.Pattinson realized what he was getting himself into when he agreed to play the part of Edward. I worry about my generation… I really do… *sigh*.