He requested that the press not be notified and he ended up spending 10 minutes with about 10 minutes each with with seven of the 58 survivors of the shooting, along with many of the police, emergency medical technicians and hospital staff that were first responders after Friday’s tragic turn of events.
“The patients were really happy to meet Bale,” said Bill Voloch, the hospital’s interim president. “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.”
Bale and his wife also visited a memorial to the 12 people killed in the shooting and joined in a prayer. Watch video of his visit below.
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” the star said in a statement after the shooting. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
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