Is Ryan Fischer broke? Lady Gaga's ex-dog walker sets up GoFundMe to seek funds for road trip
Lady Gaga’s ex-dog walker Ryan Fischer is on a journey to heal from his past. It undoubtedly is difficult to just get over someone shooting you. As per the latest reports, he is road-tripping across America in a bid to heal from his trauma.
It was reported earlier this month that Fischer had left Gaga’s mansion in Los Angeles to return to his place in Hudson, New York, which is where, if sources are to be believed, the 30-year-old Ryan Fischer is to be in peace.
In pursuit of the low-key life
According to a report in Radar Online, sources close to Fischer said that he returned to his home in Hudson to be with friends. "Ryan drove across the country from LA back home to Hudson, NY to be with his friends," the sources revealed. As per some reports, Fischer used to bring Gaga’s puppies to his place in Hudson. However, this time, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Despite that, the two are still reportedly close friends.
The sources said, "He is still close with Gaga but needed to get away from the scene of the crime and recover with his friends around him back in his low-key life in his small town."
"Ryan has been enjoying a few private dinners with friends around town and trying to stay out of the spotlight. To be honest, he is more comfortable hanging out with dogs than talking to the press."
Off on a "sabbatical"
As per the latest update on Fischer, he left Hudson, reportedly embarking on a six-month-long road trip around the US. According to the news outlet, Fischer is actually two months into the six-month long "journey", which he’s reportedly referring to as a "sabbatical". He’s also revealed that it’s now clear to him why he has "chosen to leave the security of the Hollywood Hills where I fought for my life and mobility."
Broke and homeless
At the moment, Fischer has set up a GoFundMe page and asked for funds for travel expenses and for his van upkeep. "I have a clear purpose but am at an obvious impasse. With no vehicle, apartment, and having run out of savings and surviving on donations from generous loved ones, I am humbly asking for your help," he said, adding, "This is not an easy thing to ask, but I have started to realize sharing your vulnerability with others is exactly when radical change begins to occur for everyone involved."
Titled 'On the Road with Ryan Fischer, Dogwalker', the fundraiser has raised $3,418 of the $40,000 goal. There is also a video attached with the GoFundMe plea. You can watch it here:
Fischer is also asking for recommendations on retreats for trauma, as well as queer spiritual leaders and healers. "I have set up this GoFundMe page in supporting a van purchase, travel expenses and welcome all input on retreats for trauma throughout the country as well as queer spiritual leaders and healers, and how best to highlight and share with you along the way. I love you, and thank you for all the ways you have supported me throughout; I truly can’t wait to see how the next step of this journey unfolds for us all," he wrote.