Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Ryan Fischer Speaks Out On 'Close Call With Death'

By Emily Lee

March 1, 2021

Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, is speaking out for the first time since he was horrifically attacked by two thieves last week. Fischer was shot multiple times while walking three of the pop stars ' French bulldogs. After the attack, the thieves got away with two of the dogs—Koji and Gustav. Thankfully, Fischer is expected to make a full recovery. Koji and Gustav were returned, as well, after Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward.

"4 days ago, while a car sped away and blood poured from my gunshot wound, an angel trotted over and laid next to me," Fischer wrote in an emotional Instagram post on Monday (March 1). "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," he continued, "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."

"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," Fischer continued in a second post. "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. I am so appreciative of everything you continue to do."

Fischer also took time to address Gaga directly, writing "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."

"And now? 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," Fischer concluded.

Photo: Ryan Fischer

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