COLORADO, United States of America – Batman actor Christian Bale paid a low-key visit Tuesday to Aurora, Colorado to comfort victims of last week’s shooting massacre, which occurred during a midnight screening of his latest film.
Pictures posted on Twitter showed the Welsh-born actor at the Medical Center of Aurora, where 20 of the 58 people wounded in Friday’s massacre are still receiving treatment, some of them in critical condition.
“ChristianBale meeting with #Aurora #theatershooting victim Carey Rottman,” read one tweet above a photo of Bale, crouched next to the young man with his arm resting on his chair as the two smiled for the camera.
“What a surprise! 19 Swedish staff members met actor Christian Bale today @ TMCA! More details soon,” read another tweet from the Swedish Medical Center with a photo of Bale wearing a black T-Shirt and posing with medical personnel.
James Holmes, 24, is accused of shooting 12 people dead and wounding 58 more at a cinema on Friday in Aurora, outside Denver, as young moviegoers packed the first midnight screening of the latest Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Bale plays Batman in the movie.
According to Warner Bros. Pictures, Bale did the visit “in his own accord.” He found time after premieres and press appearances in Mexico and Japan were canceled in light of the shooting. – Agence France-Presse