Christian Bale, who plays Batman in the “The Dark Knight Rises,” flew to Aurora, Colo., to visit victims of the horrific movie theater rampage that left 12 dead and 58 wounded during a screening of his film.
Bale spent over two hours at the Medical Center of Aurora and visited five patients of the hospital and two patients who came over from Swedish Medical Center, the Denver Post reported.
“The patients were really happy to meet Bale,” Medical Center’s interim president Bill Voloch told the Post. “They are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale.”
Bale also visited with Aurora police officers and emergency room technicians who were on the scene after last Friday’s early morning shooting.
Voloch said that Bale wanted to meet the victims and first responders privately, and asked that the media not be notified.
Flanked by his wife, Sibi Blazic, Bale visited a makeshift memorial outside of the Century 16 movie theater where the shooting took place.
After the shooting, Bale issued a heartfelt statement: “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”