Christian Bale visits Colorado shooting victims


Victims of Friday’s deadly rampage at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” were visited by none other than Batman, himself, on Tuesday.

Christian Bale, who arrived mid-morning at the Medical Center of Aurora, posed for photos with hospital staff and shooting victims for more than two-and-a-half hours, according to the Denver Post.

A Warner Bros. representative told the newspaper that Bale was in Colorado representing himself, not the studio.

Bale_corey“It was good for the patients,” hospital president Bill Voloch said to the paper. “We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming.”

Carey Rottman, one of the 58 people injured in Friday’s deadly shooting, posted two photos of himself with Bale on his Facebook page. (photo, right)

Bale’s visit follows an aggressive online campaign to get Batman to visit the devastated community. Using the hashtag #BaleOutAurora, Twitter and other social media outlets pleaded with the Oscar-winner after 71 people were shot during Friday’s “Dark Knight Rises” screening.

Bale specifically asked that media not be notified of his trip.


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  1. ARW says:

    Very classy too of Bale NOT having any media or publicity involved. He just wanted to do the right thing and was all about keeping this community out of the media..lord knows they’ve had enough of that…so good on Christian!

  2. Openbox83 says:

    VERY happy about this and proud of Bale for stepping up and helping to raise some very much needed hope, smiles, and morale for this shattered community. I agree, very therapeutic for the wounded and families of the wounded & help them heal..spiritually and emotionally, knowing that Bale honored them this way and showed his compassion and tenderness towards this community when they need it the most..what a kind, compassionate, and sympathetic gesture..which is most appreciated and will go a long way in helping people to try to cope and deal with this for some time to come. The people in Aurora are the ultimate real life heroes and are very brave for what they have & are enduring and we could all learn a lesson for what they are going through. Thank you Christian!

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