The family of Lady Gaga’s dog walker have sent their thanks to the singer for showing “nothing but non-stop love and concern” after he was shot four times in the chest.
Ryan Fischer, 30, was out walking the chart-topping pop star's beloved French bulldogs Koji, Miss Asia, and Gustavo in West Hollywood on Wednesday night (24.02.21) when he was attacked by two men, who shot him four times in the chest before making off with two of the three dogs.
The dog walker was rushed to hospital, where he now said to be in a stable condition, and on Friday (26.02.21) his family sent their heartfelt thanks to Gaga – who is currently in Italy and had left Ryan to look after her pooches – for reaching out to offer her support to them amid the horrifying attack.
Ryan’s family told TMZ: “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."
“Of course, we also want to thank Lady Gaga who has shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset. Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return.”
Following the incident, Ryan’s assailants made off with Koji and Gustavo, whilst Miss Asia fled the scene and was later recovered by police and returned to one of Gaga’s bodyguards.
The ‘Shallow’ hitmaker is now offering US$500,000 in exchange for her dogs to be returned to her unharmed, as a representative for the star said this week she will give the money “to anyone who has her dogs, no questions asked”. — BANG