Batman Christian Bale visits Aurora shooting victims


British actor Christian Bale arrives for the European premiere of his latest film 'The Dark Knight Rises' in London's Leicester Square on July 18, 2012.


Max Nash

"Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale arrived in Aurora, Colorado, today to visit victims injured during Friday’s shooting at a midnight screening of the Batman movie, Warner Brothers officials confirmed.

ABC News reported that the Batman actor was seen at a local hospital, and hospital personnel were overheard saying he was talking to patients.

"Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers," an assistant for Susan Fleishman, executive vice president for Warner Brothers corporate communications, told The Denver Post.

The seemingly low-key visit follows a social media campaign which petitioned the actor to visit Aurora.

Bale released a statement last week regarding the massacre, saying “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.”