Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Just Opened Up About Being Shot In A Heartbreaking Instagram Post

    "Life has taken a very sudden and unexpected turn."

    Last week, Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot in Los Angeles while walking her three French bulldogs. Two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, were taken by the attackers. The third dog, Asia, was left behind.

    After the shooting, Gaga offered a $500,000 reward for her dogs' return. She also sent a message of love to her dog walker, who she identified as Ryan Fischer, calling him "forever a hero."

    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 to contact us.

    To everyone's relief, the dogs have since been safely returned to Gaga, although the perpetrators of the attack remain at large.

    Lady Gaga walking out of a building while carrying one of her dogs

    And today, in a series of Instagram posts, Ryan shared photos from his recovery and opened up about the terrifying moment he was shot.

    "[Four] days ago, while a car sped away and blood poured from my gunshot wound, an angel trotted over and laid next to me," Fischer wrote. "My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, even though it registered that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own. I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, and then resolved that I would still try to save them…and myself."

    Ryan says his immediate focus after getting shot was providing descriptions of the missing two dogs so that they could be found:

    Hopeful that my calm(ish) and forceful pleas for the urgency of my care, as well as the focused descriptions of the dogs, would be enough to help me and get enough police and media attention to find the boys, I looked backed at my guardian angel. I smiled at her shaking form, thankful that at least she would be okay.

    "From that point, right as the neighbors poured from their homes and restaurant to us on the sidewalk, life has taken a very sudden and unexpected turn," he wrote.

    Lady Gaga wearing a high-neck lace gown with padded shoulders at the Grammys

    "I am humbled and grateful that attention and focus from the police were enough to get Koji and Gustav back to safety, and I know they are committed to bringing these criminals and attempted murderers to justice."

    Ryan ended his statement with a message to Lady Gaga herself.

    Lady Gaga posing in a feathered strapless dress

    "Your babies are back and the family is whole…we did it! You have shown so much support throughout this whole crisis to both me and my family. But your support as a friend, despite your own traumatic loss from your kids, was unwavering. I love you and thank you."

    You can read more details about the attack here, and check out Ryan's statement in full below: