Lady GaGa is currently away in Rome, prepping for her role as Patrizia Reggiani, in the upcoming film, “Gucci” — a crime-themed Biopic, about the life of Reggiani’s marriage to Maurizio Gucci, and the alleged role that she played in Maurizio’s murder.
While Lady GaGa was away, she left her dogs with the same dog walker that she’s entrusted for years: Ryan Fischer. Fischer has been dog-walking for GaGa, since 2011, and according to his hair stylist (Steven Lazaroff), Fischer even moved across the country, to be closer to the pups.
Unfortunately, on Thursday, February 25th, TMZ announced that Fischer had been shot multiple times by two men in a white car. The incident occurred on Wednesday night, in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles. After shooting Fischer in the chest, the two men abducted ⅔ of Lady GaGa’s bulldogs: Gustav and Koji. They then left Fischer lying on the street and drove off.
Asia (Lady GaGa’s third French bulldog) managed to escape the dognappers, and in a graphic video released by TMZ last night, Asia can be seen running to Fischer’s aid. Nearby neighbors rushed to the scene and immediately called 911.
In the video, Fischer is heard crying for help, and begging these strangers to bring Asia back home safely. He then informed them that the two dogs that were abducted belonged to GaGa, herself.
Fischer was taken into the hospital in critical condition, but fortunately, he’s expected to make a full recovery.
Lazaroff told The Sun that, “Ryan’s a very spiritual person and I’m not surprised that he would literally be willing to take a bullet for those dogs.”
Last night, Lady GaGa broke her silence on the incident, tweeting the following:
Earlier today, Fischer’s family provided an update to TMZ — regarding Ryan’s condition:
“Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan.”
A close, personal friend of Fischer’s also spoke out, to update the public. Earlier today, Dr. Fred Pescatore revealed that Ryan had texted him about finally being able to breathe on his own.
We wish Ryan a safe and speedy recovery, and we hope that Koji and Gustav will be safely returned to GaGa, ASAP!
Once again, if you have any information, regarding the dogs, please e-mail: KojiandGustav@gmail.com.