Robert Pattinson saw a clown die!

Robert Pattinson hasn’t had great experiences with the circus.

The actor, who joins the circus in new flick Water For Elephants, was left terrified the first time he went to the circus in real life.

“The first time I went to the circus somebody died. One of the clowns died. His little car exploded. The joke car exploded on him. Seriously,” Rob said.

“Everybody ran out. It was terrifying. It’s the only time I’ve ever been to the circus.”

Luckily it didn’t leave him scared of the shows, otherwise Reese Witherspoon would be down one sexy co-star.