Christian Bale Visits the Victims of the 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting in Aurora

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Denver Post

As victims of last weekend's horrible shooting tragedy in Aurora, Co. try and recover from their terrifying experience, one actor has taken it upon himself to visit those currently receiving care at a local Denver hospital. Christian Bale flew out to Denver to visit those affected by the shocking shooting that occurred just a few days ago.

Bale had released a statement last Saturday about the 12 people killed and 58 injured during a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colorado:

"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.”

Bale visited the hospital on Tuesday on his own, and not as a request from Warner Bros. Carey Rottman was one of the victims in the shooting, and is still laid up in the hospital after getting shot in the leg. Bale visited him in the hospital and Rottman tweeted a pic of himself and the man who portrays Batman on the big screen.

It's great to see Bale take the time out of his busy schedule to visit the victims. It's not something he had to do, or was required to do. But it shows that he was just as affected as the rest of us when this tragedy occurred and it's a great thing to do for those who were injured in 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooting. Batman is an imaginary character with moral values that kids look up to, and the guy playing him is just as honorable as the man on paper. Kudos to you, Mr. Bale.

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