Ryan Fischer, the man who was shot while walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs, is speaking out following the scary incident.
In a series of Instagram posts published Monday, Fischer shared pictures from his hospital bed, including a selfie with a feeding tube in his mouth.
In his message, Fischer details the night of February 24, when two men were seen on surveillance footage getting out of a white sedan and aggressively approaching Fischer and the dogs. After Fischer was shot, the men escaped with two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav. The third dog, Asia, was left behind and ran back to Fischer as he lay wounded on the ground.
“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,” he wrote about Asia. “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.”
Fischer wrote in another post that he is “still in recovery” and will “write and say more about” the incident later.
However, he concluded his note by thanking those, including Lady Gaga, who have given him support during this traumatic time.
“The gratitude for all the love I feel from around this planet is immense and intense. I felt your healing support! Thank you,” he wrote, adding, “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.”
“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.”
On Friday, TMZ reported that a woman found Koji and Gustav tied to a pole in an alley, miles from where they were dognapped. Recognizing the French bulldogs from media reports, she reached out to Gaga’s representatives via the widely circulated contact email, and took the dogs to a nearby police station. Fortunately, the dogs, who were positively identified by Gaga’s reps, were fine.
Sources directly connected to Gaga told TMZ that the singer will "gladly" pay the $500,000 reward to the Good Samaritan, who police believe had no connection to the crime. Insiders also say the musician cried tears of joy when she heard the good news.
As of this writing, police have released suspect descriptions, but have yet to make any arrests.