Actor Christine Bale (C), poses with hospital staff at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver July 24, 2012 in this handout photo supplied courtesy of Swedish Medical Center. (Photo : Reuters)
Actor Christian Bale arrived to Aurora, Colorado on Tuesday (July 24) in order to visit and support victims, their family members, of the recent theater shootings that occurred last Friday at the screening of the new movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
According to ABC, Bale was seen at the Medical Center of Aurora where he was heard addressing himself to the patients.
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The Batman actor may have been prompted to visit the area after online petitions were posted on Change.org during the weekend.
"Words cannot express the horror that I feel," said Bale in a statement released on Saturday by his spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen. "I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."
Other cast members of the movie such as Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and also director Christopher Nolan sent their condolences as well.
Gary Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon in the film, stated, "My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act."
"My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act," said Hathaway in a statement on Saturday. "I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."
Director Christopher Nolan released his statement as well:
"I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me."