Dan Dotson, best known as an auctioneer on the self-storage reality television series “Storage Wars,” suffered a double brain aneurysm last week and is hospitalized in Palm Springs, Calif., according to news reports. Dotson is an auctioneer with American Auctioneers and stars in the television show alongside his wife, Laura, who told TMZ that Dotson had an aneurysm behind his eye and another in his neck “the size of an apricot.”
Laura Dotson said the auctioneer first started exhibiting symptoms about 1 a.m. last Monday, when he began “asking weird questions in his sleep.” He later said he did not feel well and was experiencing double vision before collapsing, according to the source.
Dotson reportedly had successful surgery on Tuesday, but is in for a long recovery. On her Twitter account last Thursday, Laura tweeted, “Thank you for all the love and prayers! Danny made it through a difficult surgery! Now on the road to recovery!”
The Dotsons were guest presenters at this year’s Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow, where they served as panelists as part of the Legal Learning Live Workshop: Auction Edition! The four-hour seminar, led by attorney Jeffrey Greenberger, a partner of Katz, Greenberger & Norton LLP, focused specifically on issues related to lien sales and was designed to help operators avoid the risk exposure of a wrongful-sale claim. StorageBattles.com President and CEO Jim Grant was also a panelist.