Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer has taken to Instagram to share two pictures of himself from his hospital bed as he revealed he is still in recovery after being shot in the chest four days ago. As part of lengthy post, he said his life had taken a “sudden turn” as he detailed the moment. Ryan was shot by thieves who demanded he hand over the singer’s three dogs Koji, Gustav and Asia.
He explained in an Instagram post today: “4 days ago, while a car sped away and blood poured from my gun shot wound, an angel trotted over and laid next to me.
“My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, even though it registered that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own.
“I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, and then resolved that I would still try to save them… and myself.”
He added: “Hopeful that my calm(ish) and forceful pleas for the urgency of my care as well as the focused descriptions of the dogs would be enough to help me and get enough police and media attention to find the boys.
“I looked backed at my guardian angel. I smiled at her shaking form, thankful that at least she would be okay.”
“From that point, right as the neighbours poured from their homes and restaurant to us on the sidewalk, life has taken a very sudden and unexpected turn,” he added.
Ryan went on to say he was still recovering from what was a “very close call to death”.
He added he will be sharing further details at a later date.
Lady Gaga’s dog walker went on to thank fans and the police for their support.
The singer issued a plea to find her dogs Koji and Gustav with a $500,000 reward on Saturday evening.
They have since been found and safely returned to her.
Police are still investigating the case and the culprits are yet to be caught.
Ryan added: “A lot of healing still needs to happen, but I look forward to the future and the moment when I get bombarded with kisses and licks (and maybe even an excitement pee?) from Asia, Koji, and Gustav.’
More to follow…