Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Discharged From Hospital Following Shooting Incident

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More than a month after he was shot while out walking Lady Gaga’s French Bulldogs, Ryan Fischer has been released from the hospital.

That stay, which occurred following a dognapping incident, turned out to be more arduous that it was initially projected to be due to complications with Fischer’s lungs. As reported by TMZ, Fischer was originally feeling pretty good just days after the incident went down. He was moved out of the Intensive Care Unit, but an issue with one of the aforementioned organs ended up making his stay more difficult.

In an Instagram post embedded below, Fischer wrote about the medical problems, and the difficult recovery process, that resulted from the shooting. One of his lungs repeatedly collapsed, and he was subsequently readmitted to surgery to have portions of it removed.

He said he returned to the hospital after hearing a “strange hissing and glugging coming from my chest every time I took a breath.” He said that he went to the doctor and got an X-ray, and then found “I was whisked to the same ER where I had been only a week earlier: my lung had collapsed, and air was filling up my chest cavity.”

“It became quite clear that my lung was not healing, and the bullet wound had scarred my tissue like a burn,” he added. “It could take months, if ever, for the hole to seal.”

Now that he’s out of the hospital he’s dealing with the emotional scars caused by the event.

“I’m finding my way in the outside world where triggers are real and working through trauma is WAY more than dealing with one unfortunate moment in life,” he wrote.

This is the first public update he’s given since earlier this month when a pair of Instagram photos, one showing him in his hospital bed, the other showing him with a breathing tube in his mouth, were posted.

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This all comes after the evening of February 24, when Fischer was shot in the chest at point-blank range while walking a trio of Lady Gaga’s pets (Koji, Gustav, and Miss Asia). Koji and Gustav were taken, while Miss Asia was able to avoid capture. Fischer was left begging for help while the thieves got away. The whole incident was captured on security footage.

The dogs were later found unharmed but the suspects are yet to be captured. Lady Gaga also put up a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs, but cops have advised that she not pay it until the woman who found the dogs has been cleared.

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