What a way to make a grand entrance. While in London for the premiere of his new movie, The Rover, Robert Pattinson was hit by a taxi as he stepped out on the pavement. He wasn’t badly hurt, but was rushed to the hospital for precautionary measures. After getting medical help, he went back to the hotel to recuperate.

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The incident took place on Wednesday night. It was initially reported that Pattinson had been in a serious car accident, but according to a spokesperson from the London Taxi Company, the actor had actually been hit by a taxi as he walked across the street. The spokesperson said that the vehicle had nearly hit a man before it veered off the road, causing damage to the vehicle.

The spokesperson also confirmed that the actor had been taken to the hospital for a check-up, though his condition was not known. An eyewitness at the scene said that the accident had happened so suddenly that he had not had time to react. The driver of the taxi had apparently seen the movie star in the street and decided to hit him.

The Reaction of Kristen Stewart

It’s no secret that Pattinson and Stewart are embroiled in a very public relationship. The on-again, off-again couple has been tabloid fodder ever since they first met in 2014 and began a romantic affair. Their relationship and subsequent engagement was highly publicized and gained them a legion of fans. While they appear to be enjoying their time together, it’s clear that Stewart is still in love with her Twilight co-star and would do anything to keep him from leaving her side.

After news of the hit and run accident in London broke, Stewart took to Twitter to post a cryptic message aimed at Pattinson. The film star used the hashtag #betrayal and wrote, “I don’t condone or tolerate violence against women. However, I do know what it feels like when someone you love hurts you. I hope you realise how much I love you and how much I will always value your friendship.” Stewart then followed up her tweet with another, saying, “If you are wondering whether or not I have betrayed you, the answer is no. I would never do that to you, Rob. You know that.”

Pattinson soon after replied, writing, “Thanks for being so thoughtful. I appreciate it.” He then followed up with a loving message to Stewart, wishing her a happy birthday and expressing his desire to be with her forever. The actor also took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and Stewart in a passionate kiss and wrote, “Happy birthday to my wonderful, funny, creative, and kind wife who I adore and adore. I love you so much.”

The Reaction of the Media

While many of Pattinson’s fans were over the moon that their beloved actor was OK after the accident, the media could hardly contain their excitement. Stories about the car accident were splashed across the front pages of tabloids the next day. The star was in a bit of a scandalous situation, as it had been revealed that he had been drinking before the incident and was thus at fault. It was also reported that he had caused over £5,000 worth of damage to the taxi.

While the drink-driving charge against Pattinson was dropped as the trial was postponed several times, it wasn’t the only scandalous detail emerging about the accident. It was also stated that he had walked in front of the vehicle and was thus responsible for the taxi hitting him. Since the incident, there have been multiple reports of the paparazzi harassing and threatening the 33-year-old actor. One tabloid even went so far as to suggest that Stewart might have been involved in the accident as a way of getting back at Pattinson for cheating on her with Bella Swan.

The Drama Behind the Scenes

It comes as no surprise that things might be a little rocky between the couple at the moment. After all, they’ve been through a lot together. Stewart had initially moved to Los Angeles to be with Pattinson, but she was forced to return to her home in London when her stepfather, Bruce, was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Since the beginning of their relationship, the pair have been constantly battling the paparazzi and have had to deal with numerous threats and attacks from the press. Many have speculated that these attacks are the result of Stewart’s increasing desperation to keep Pattinson by her side.

Pattinson had previously dated several women, including Elle MacLeman and Daisy Ridley, but none of them managed to keep him for long. Perhaps it’s not his dating history that Stewart finds so abhorrent, but the fact that he had a brief affair with married journalist Kate Middleton, which later ended in divorce. Since their split, the Duchess of Cambridge has been vocal about her dislike for the press and has made it known that she doesn’t want to be associated with them. It’s clear that Stewart’s past is causing her to lash out at Pattinson, as she is desperately trying to save their relationship and even marriage. She recently posted a cryptic message on Instagram that read, “I’m not perfect and neither is he. That’s what makes us human.” She followed up by sharing an emotional photo of herself, Pattinson, and their son, Burleigh, as she continues to show her support for her ex-fiancé.

Pattinson’s Reaction to the Rumors

It’s not just Stewart that Pattinson is dealing with. Rumors about his sexuality and possible secret relationships have circulated for years, and he’s never really done anything to discourage them. While most of his fans celebrate his love for animals and activism, some believe that he’s hiding a darker side. Is he gay? Is he a pedophile? Is he a secret Republican? The list of questions and rumors goes on and on, and it seems that no matter what the media throws at him, he just keeps on giving.

Pattinson has always remained close friends with his former Strictly Come Dancing co-star and good friend, Len Goodman. The comedian even poked fun at the speculation surrounding his sexuality by posting a photo on Instagram of him and an older man, smiling and holding hands. He captioned the photo, “You might just have guessed that I’m a little bit of a homo. #gay #couple #affair #manchester.” It was later revealed that the man in the photo was in fact Goodman’s father, Sir Len.

Pattinson is currently in talks to appear in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the Twilight saga, Eclipse. Part of the deal is that he will collaborate with director David Cronenberg on a standalone movie about nature versus nurture. The director and the Oscar-winning screenwriter had previously worked together on the adaptation of Jefferyaims’s book, Cosmopolis. They will be reteaming once more to bring the story of a man who discovers he has extraordinary powers and must grapple with what it means to be human.