‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic, made an unannounced visit to the town of the Aurora movie theater shooting and spent almost three hours meeting with seven gunshot victims at The Medical Center of Aurora. Bill Voloch, interim president of The Medical Center of Aurora said, “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.” Voloch asserts that Christian 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.” Carey Rottman, one of the 58 people injured in Friday’s shooting, posted two photos of himself with Christian Bale on his Facebook page. Hospital staff also posted a Facebook photo of the actor with some staff members.

Christian Bale and his wife visited a growing memorial to victims near the movie theater and also met with a number Aurora police officers and emergency medical technicians who were first responders when James Eagan Holmes senselessly killed 12 people and injured 58 others at Century Aurora 16 theater early Friday morning, during a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Officials from Warner Bros, the movie studio behind ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ said Christian Bale came to Aurora on his own. “Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers.” Hats off to Christian Bale and his wife. A wonderful, genuine, classy move. The actor released a statement last week offering his condolences to those affected by the shooting. “Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” he said. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”