Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Speaks Out For The First Time, Shares Heartbreaking Photo From The Hospital
Last week, we shared a truly crazy story involving Lady Gaga’s three French Bulldogs, and her dog walker, Ryan Fischer.
Ryan and Gaga have been friends for a long time, and Ryan had been taking care of her dogs recently while she’s been filming overseas. It was all going as planned until last Wednesday night (the 24th) when two men drove up on Ryan and the three dogs during a walk.
They jumped out of the car, stole two of the dogs and shot Ryan in the chest. They left him to die on the sidewalk, but somehow, he survived. Neighbors called for help, and the one dog the thieves didn’t get stayed right by his side as he screamed out in pain.
Thankfully, both dogs have been returned home safely and Ryan is expected to make a full recovery.
But that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. Ryan went on his Instagram to talk about the traumatizing experience. He talked about how close he was to death. He also shared a photo from his hospital bed with tubes coming out of his mouth.
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.
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.
Ryan is still recovering, and he’s not 100% yet, but he will be, and that’s a wonderful thing.
He also gave thanks to the medical workers who saved him and to Lady Gaga…
First responders and health care workers: you literally saved my life and helped me take newborn walks, I can’t thank you enough. And to Elisha, my family at Haüs and @ladygaga: your babies are back and the family is whole… we did it! You have shown so much support throughout this whole crisis to both me and my family. But your support as a friend, despite your own traumatic loss from your kids, was unwavering. I love you and thank you.
It’s nice to see a happy ending, but that doesn’t make the story any less infuriating. Hopefully they can track down the truly evil people who committed this crime.