The 38-year-old actor, who plays the lead role in The Dark Knight Rises, spent more than two hours talking to victims and staff members at a Colorado hospital on Tuesday.
The third instalment of the Batman trilogy was playing in the Aurora cinema when 12 people died and at least were injured 58 in a mass shooting last Thursday. James Holmes, the man suspected of carrying out the attack, appeared in court on Monday.
The visit follows a statement issued by the actor on Saturday, in which he said: “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.”
Bill Voloch, interim president of the Medical Centre of Aurora, told the Denver Post: “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.
“It was good for the patients. We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming.”
Carey Rottman, who was shot in the leg, posted two photos of himself with Bale at the side of his bed.
Writing on his Facebook page, Rottman said: “I am definitely feeling nothing but love and am ready to get started on this recovery!”
Warner Brothers, the studio which made the film, said Bale had made the trip in a personal capacity.
Director Christopher Nolan has also spoken out against the shooting, calling it a “senseless tragedy” that was “unbearably savage”.
The Oscar-winning actor also visited the makeshift memorial set up near the cinema.
News Courtesy: http://www.guardian.co.uk/