Hollywood star Bradley Cooper has visited a victim of the Boston bombings in hospital.

The Silver Linings Playbook actor headed to the Boston Medical Centre on Thursday (18Apr13) to lend his support to Jeff Bauman, Jr., who lost both his legs below the knee following the explosions.

In a photograph posted on Twitter.com, Cooper is shown smiling as he stands at Bauman, Jr.'s bedside while the injured man gives a 'thumbs-up' gesture to the camera.

Bauman, Jr. was injured when two bombs exploded close to the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts on Monday (15Apr13).

Police later identified two suspects from Cctv footage, and one of the alleged bombers was shot dead during a stand-off with cops on Friday (19Apr13). A second suspect was still on the loose as Wenn went to press.