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St. Louis Children's Hospital cancels Batman, Batmobile visit

2:30 PM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- The St. Louis Children's Hospital canceled a visit from the real-life "Batman" and his "Batmobile" due to the tragic events that unfolded at the Colorado theater shooting.

"Batman", or Lenny Robinson, was scheduled to appear at St. Louis Children's Hospital in his Batmobile at 10 a.m. on July 23 to visit with patients.

Robinson, 48, is a businessman who has been visiting sick children in hospitals dressed as Batman in his spare time since 2001.

Robinson was made famous by a viral YouTube video of him being pulled over by police in his Batman suit and Batmobile.

In response to the tragedy in Colorado, Robinson released the following statement:

"My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who were affected by the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. This senseless act of violence has nothing to do with the Warner Bros' Batman franchise. At the heart of the movie is a central heroic figure that gives hope. The shootings in Colorado was a tragic event, but will not stop me from portraying Batman. I will continue to portray this iconic superhero, giving courage to sick children around the world that need it most."

 

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