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Ryan Fischer — the man who was shot earlier this year while taking Lady Gaga's dogs on a walk — is speaking out about his near-death experience in a new interview with Gayle King. And in their candid conversation, he responded to speculation that Gaga hasn't been properly supporting him throughout his recovery.
"I was scared, I was in pain. I had a feeling when they pulled the gun on me that I was gonna end up being shot," Ryan recalled. "Because, in my mind, I was like, 'There's no way that I'm not gonna fight for these dogs.'"
Fortunately, doctors were able to save Ryan's life, the dogs were returned to Gaga, and five suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack. But Ryan still has a long recovery ahead of him, and he detailed the ways Lady Gaga has helped him through that process.
"She's helped me so much. She's been a friend for me," Ryan said. "And after I was attacked, my family was flown out, and had trauma therapists flown to me, and I stayed at her house for months while friends comforted me and security was around me."
Gayle then asked Ryan if he and Lady Gaga were on "good terms," adding: "I think it became a topic of conversation when you started a GoFundMe. People thought, 'Why does he need to have a GoFundMe? Why isn't Lady Gaga helping him?'"
My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us.