Ex "Storage Wars" Star Dave Hester brings back "Yuuuuuup!" at auctions with lockers … but it took months of intense therapy to get there.
Dave tells TMZ … it was November when he woke up one night feeling sick and having trouble breathing. His girlfriend took him to the hospital in Newport Beach, California, where he suffered a hemorrhagic shock.
The doctors performed a series of tests and found that he had suffered from sleep apnea. Tests showed that breathing was interrupted more than 100 times an hour when he slept. Lack of oxygen and hypertension triggered the stroke.
Dave reported that he had spent days in intensive care and was then taken to a rehab facility for one month. The famous auction house – probably the face of A & E's popular show – suddenly went from hunting for forgotten treasures in lockers to learning to walk and to the most basic functions – such as showering.
He is not fully recovered yet, but he is working with neurologists and other medical professionals to get back into shape.
Whatever his limits may be … they are not enough to keep him from being an auctioneer.
Dave is not the only OG actor member who has been harmed lately. As we reported … Ex-Costar Darrell Sheets was hospitalized earlier this year after a heart attack. Barry Weiss is still recovering from ] several operations after a terrible motorcycle accident.