'Twilight' Actor Michael Welch Talks About Robert Pattinson's Skyrocketing Fame

Michael WelchFROM MTV.COM: When Robert Pattinson was grazed by a moving taxicab recently, the news rocked legions of "Twilight" fans who feared for their favorite actor's life. His series co-star Michael Welch, however, was surprised to hear the news when he sat down with MTV News on Tuesday.

"No," marveled the actor, who plays Mike Newton in the films. "You are how I stay in touch with this stuff."

Once we briefed Mike on the recent near-tragedy, the affable actor expressed concern for RPattz's health — and a hope that the star's skyrocketing fame crests soon.

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