Jul 25, 2012
Christian Bale Visits Shooting Memorial
This is probably the coolest thing a celebrity has done in a long time
CHRISTIAN BALE went to a hospital in Aurora, Colorado to visit victims of the deadly shooting spree at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" last week.
Warner Brothers didn't put him up to it, either. They issued a statement saying, quote, "Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing us." One of the victims, Carey Rottman, posted a picture of himself and Bale on Facebook. He was shot in the leg.
(Extra, Denver Post, E!Online, FoxNews)
Bale spent over two hours visiting seven patients who were still being treated for their wounds. A hospital administrator says, quote, "The patients were really happy to meet Bale. "They are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale."
Bale and his wife also visited a memorial for the victims and joined a prayer circle. They didn't announce or call attention to themselves, and Bale refused to give an interview to a TV news crew that happened to be there.
(You can see their report, which includes video of Bale at the scene, here.)