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Lady Gaga’s dog walker readmitted to hospital after lung collapsed again following shooting


Ryan Fischer was shot while walking Lady Gaga’s dogs in February (Picture: Valley of the dogs/Instagram/Lady Gaga/Instagram)

Lady Gaga’s dog walker has revealed he was readmitted to hospital after his lungs collapsed again, following the shooting incident that brought him close to death. 

Ryan Fischer was shot and left for dead last month while out walking two of Lady Gaga’s dogs in Los Angeles, California. 

The dogs, Koji and Gustavo, were stolen by robbers in the attack before being returned unharmed days later, while Ryan was rushed to hospital in time for doctors to save his life. 

However, he recently had a setback with his health after being released from hospital and has described his latest nightmare in a lengthy Instagram post. 

‘For me, I was recovering remarkably fast. In days I had gone from bleeding out on a sidewalk, to overly-active ICU patient (which they were VERY not used to), to just waiting for my lung to heal so I could go home: everything appeared quite straight forward,’ Ryan wrote alongside a video of him in his hospital room. 

Ryan continued: ‘I was prepared to quietly start a path to healing from the emotional trauma and continue on my way. Life would be back to normal soon enough. 

‘Unfortunately, the strange hissing and glugging coming from my chest every time I took a breath begged to differ with that assessment. A doctor visit and x-ray followed, and soon after 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.’ 

Ryan revealed that the doctors and nurses began telling him how they were in the room when he was rushed to A&E with a gunshot wound and that they ‘didn’t think I was going to make it’. 

He continued: ‘Back in the hospital, my lung collapsed again despite the new chest tube poking at my insides. And then it collapsed again. And again. 

‘Each time was a fun surprise to me and practitioners alike as my blood oxygen remained at or near 100%, so I evaded detection until I was getting an X-ray or MRI or CT scan to check on other issues (like the nerve damage I was starting to realize I had in my right shoulder and tricep). Soon followed a team of people rushing in once more to fix the kink in my chest tube or whatever else was causing the collapse. 

‘It became quite clear that my lung was not healing, and the bullet wound had scarred my tissue like a burn. It could take months, if ever, for the hole to seal… As I was being wheeled into surgery, I finally accepted my recovery had become anything but a straight line.’ 

It was previously said that Lady Gaga felt ‘indebted’ to Ryan for risking his life and offered to pay his £70,000 medical bills

She had offered reward money for the dogs’ safe return before they were found. 

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