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Dan Dotson aneurysm: 'Storage Wars' star suffers double brain aneurysm

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Dan Dotson suffered a double brain aneurysm at his home in Palm Springs earlier this week. The "Storage Wars" star collapsed after displaying several strange symptoms. According to The New York Daily News, Dotson starting acting weird just after midnight. His wife, Laura, says that he "was asking weird questions in his sleep." Since something like that could have been attributed to a dream, Dotson's wife wasn't overly concerned. The next morning, however, there were more signs that something wasn't right.

Dotson complained that he didn't feel well and after he took a shower, he collapsed. Laura immediately called 911. Doctors told her that Dotson suffered two brain aneurysms: One behind his eye and the other in his neck.

Dan Dotson had surgery on Tuesday to remove the aneurysm in his neck, which was the "size of an apricot." The surgery was indeed a success, but Dotson has a long road to recovery. It is unclear how long Dotson will have to stay in the hospital or what condition he is in, but it sounds like he is going to be okay.

His wife sent out the following tweet, updating fans on her husband's condition: "Thank you for all the love & prayers! Danny made it through a difficult surgery! Now on the road to recovery!"

A brain aneurysm is defined as "a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain" according to WebMD.

Dan Dotson's aneurysm could have gone unnoticed for years -- especially the sizable one in his neck. Most people do not experience any symptoms at all. If a brain aneurysm ruptures, it can be fatal.

Thoughts and prayers are being sent to Dotson and his family, friends, and fans hope he's back on his feet and good as new in no time.

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