Lady Gaga’s friend and dog walker Ryan Fischer was hospitalized after being shot while walking the singer’s dogs which were later returned.
Fischer has broken his silence with a statement about the attack that left him hospitalized with a gunshot wound in Los Angeles last week.
On Wednesday, February 24, Fischer was shot while taking Lady Gaga’s three French bulldogs for a walk. Two of the dogs were napped in the incident but were returned on February 26.
“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,”Reads the statement.
Fisher expresses himself in a post shared on Instagram on March 1 alongside an image of himself in hospital, hooked up to a ventilator.
“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. From that point, right as the neighbors poured from their homes and restaurant to us on the sidewalk, life has taken a very sudden and unexpected turn.”The caption reads.
Fischer’s Post Continued
In a second post, he continued his lengthy, heartfelt outpouring expressing gratitude to his family and his friend, Lady Gaga.
“I am still in recovery from a very close call with death and have kept myself (for the most part, I mean I am human) from the growing media story. I will write and say more later, but the gratitude for all the love I feel from around this planet is immense and intense. I felt your healing support! Thank you. I am humbled and grateful that attention and focus from the police were enough to get Koji and Gustav back to safety, and I know they are committed to bringing these criminals and attempted murderers to justice.”The caption reads.
“I am so appreciative of everything you continue to do. To all my friends and family who have cried with me and maybe even laughed at one or two of my morbid jokes by my side or over a screen: I love you. Thank you for keeping me grounded now more than ever. And my mom and brother flew out here to be with me…. happy birthday Sean!!!! I love you both with all my heart.Fischer’s caption reads.
Fisher ended off his detailing of the experience, sharing that he still has some healing to do ahead of him. However, he is hopeful.