LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Lady Gaga’s dog walker, who was shot in the violent theft of the singer’s two French bulldogs, returned home Tuesday morning after part of his lung was removed.
On the night of the 24th to the 25th. In February, Ryan Fisher, 30, was walking three of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs in the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Avenue North, near Sunset Boulevard, when a limo stopped next to him, two suspects arrived and stole two bulldogs, Gustav and Koji.
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During the chaos, when Fisher tried to fight the men, he was shot in the chest. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
A third bulldog, Miss Asia, escaped but was found safe and sound.
In an Instagram post, Fisher said he was recovering well when his lung collapsed and he needed surgery.
After my rib cage was removed (which I can only compare to removing an alien baby) and the oxygen in my blood was stabilized, the journey to healing began with my loved ones, he said.
He went on to say that he heard a strange hissing and choking sound coming from my chest every time I breathed.
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My lungs collapsed and the air filled my ribcage, he said. Back at the hospital, my lungs gave out again, even though the new chest tube goes into my intestines. And then it collapsed again. And again.
It became very clear that my lungs were not healing and that the gunshot wound had scratched into my tissue like a burn…. lunches of grilled cheese and tomato soup and art walks flowed together until one day parts of my lungs were removed. As I was wheeled into the operating room, I finally accepted that my recovery would be anything but easy.
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He shared a video in which he can be seen taking off his hospital gown and putting on his own clothes.
I think back to when I got out of the hospital and I smile at the thought of coming back the same way every day, Fisher said.
Lady Gaga, who is currently filming in Italy, offered a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her dogs and praised Fisher by saying he risked his life to fight for our family. You are forever a hero.
Two days after the attack, Gustav and Koji were discovered by a woman and turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Community station in the Pico Union neighborhood.
The department said the location of the dogs and the woman’s name would remain confidential because of an ongoing criminal investigation and for her safety.
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Police have not confirmed where the woman found the dogs, citing an ongoing criminal investigation. Two suspects are still at large.
The two suspects were described as men between the ages of 20 and 25, one of whom had blond dreadlocks, wore a black hoodie and carried a semi-automatic handgun. The other was dressed in dark clothes. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, they fled in a four-door Nissan Altima.
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