Yesterday, star of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ film Christian Bale was seen entering the Aurora hospital where many of the wounded were being treated. One of them, Carey Rottman, posted a Facebook photo of himself with Bale at his bedside which is currently lighting up the internet. Bill Voloch, interim president of the Medical Center in Aurora, said Bale spent about 2½ hours at the hospital, where he met with five people still being treated for their injuries. “The patients were really happy to meet Bale,” Voloch said.
If that wasn’t uplifting enough, Bale also decided to keep the media away from his visit as much as possible and kept a low profile as he entered the Aurora hospital.
An assistant for Susan Fleishman, executive vice president for Warner Brothers corporate communications, told the Denver Post, “Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers.” Voloch went on to add that Bale notified that he wanted to visit the injured, but asked that media not be notified. “He just wanted to meet with victims and police.” Bale, who was in Europe with the rest of the cast to promote the film when news of the killings broke last week, released a statement Friday offering his condolences to the victims and their families. “Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” he said Friday. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Good guy Christian Bale, indeed.