Lady Gaga's Former Dog Walker Appeals to Public for Support, Drake had COVID-19, Jack Harlow on Sobriety


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Drake has revealed he had COVID-19.

In a reply to a fan account on Instagram that noted the "stressed" look of the heart shaved into his hair, the 34-year-old rap star blamed the virus.

“I had Covid that s**t grew in weird I had to start again,” he wrote. “It’s coming back don’t diss.”

Drake did not provide any additional details about his COVID-19 experience, including when and where he tested positive – but it was likely this summer.

Ryan Fischer, who was shot in February while trying to protect Lady Gaga’s dogs during a robbery, is appealing to the public for financial support.

“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 wrote on a GoFundMe account set up this week. “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.”

Fischer explained he is two months into a journey across the U.S. after choosing to “leave the security of the Hollywood Hills where I fought for my life and mobility.” He said he is seeking out “retreats for trauma” and “queer spiritual leaders and healers.”

Since being shot while out with Gaga’s French Bulldogs Gustav, Koji and Miss Asia, Fischer said he has been “reclaiming” his body and “strengthening my emotional and mental health.” He promised to share highlights from his journey in the form of “writings, discussions and quirky videos (and maybe an interpretive dance or two).

Setting a goal of $40,000 U.S., Fischer said the funds will be used to purchase a van and cover travel expenses.

As of Wednesday morning, Fischer campaign had was just below the halfway mark. Among the donations was an anonymous contribution of $5,000 U.S.

Shortly after Gustav and Koji were stolen, Gaga offered a $500,000 U.S. reward for their return. She wrote on Instagram: “I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”

Jack Harlow took to Instagram this week to celebrate his sobriety.

“Haven’t had a single sip of alcohol in 2021,” the 23-year-old rapper wrote. “Going the rest of the year without it. Maybe I’ll never take another sip, who knows?”

Harlow admitted alcohol was “definitely” his vice but he learned this year he doesn’t need it.

“I don’t usually say a lot in my captions because it feels like anything worth telling y’all I should just put in my songs…but today felt like a good time for a life update,” he explained.

In March 2020, Harlow talking about recording his EP Sweet Action while sober.

“I’ve just tried a lot of the vices now, and I’ve realized there [are] more cons than pros. Not even in a smart, long-term fashion,” he told DJBooth. "Smoking weed makes me self-conscious, so there’s no way I can write anything confidently. Alcohol makes me bloated and tired, so I don’t have the energy to work. And psychedelics make me nervous and emotional. So, I don’t have a go-to. Adderall makes me delusional.

“Everything has this downside to it, and I realized that sobriety is my best bet.”

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