Christian Bale

The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale visited the victims who were injured in Friday's theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, according to The Denver Post.

Bale visited seven patients at the Medical Center of Aurora. "The patients were really happy to meet Bale," Bill Voloch, the hospital's interim president, told the paper. "There are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale."

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Bale and wife Sibi Blazic also visited with doctors, police officers and other first responders on the scene during Friday's shooting, in which 12 people died and more than 50 were injured after a lone gunman, suspect James Holmes, tossed tear gas into a movie theater during a Dark Knight Rises showing before opening fire.

A rep for Warner Bros. told the paper that Bale went to Aurora of his own volition.