Given a 4 percent to 20 percent chance to live after a double brain aneurysm, “Storage Wars” star Dan Dotson was released June 29 from a hospital in Palm Springs, CA.
Dotson told celebrity gossip website TMZ that he’ll be allowed to return to work in two weeks. In the meantime, doctors have ordered him to rest at home and check his blood pressure every hour, TMZ reported. Dotson said the double brain aneurysm didn’t cause any permanent damage.
“Dan tells us it was a miracle he survived—crediting his team of doctors for saving his life,” TMZ said.
— Dan Dotson on A&E (@auctionguydan) June 29, 2014
Dotson was hospitalized June 16 after suffering two aneurysms—one behind an eye and another in his neck, according to TMZ.
During his recovery at Desert Regional Medical Center, Dotson decided to give up smoking cigarettes. “We’re told Dan’s excited to finally be smoke-free—he’s been puffing for 40 years—and his 16-year-old son was so inspired by the move, he also pledged to focus on living healthier,” TMZ reported.
Dan and his wife, Laura, conduct about 1,500 auctions a year through their company, American Auctioneers. Dan has been an auctioneer since age 11.