Dave Hughes undergoes surgery after a horrific surfing accident and reveals a secret about Russell Crowe while undergoing intensive treatment
By Matt DeMarco for Daily Mail Australia
01:02 07 February 2024, updated 01:44 07 February 2024
Dave Hughes underwent surgery on Tuesday after his surfing injury last year became serious.
In December, the comedian was rushed to hospital after dislocating his shoulder on a Queensland beach, causing nerve damage and leaving him in excruciating pain.
Happy New York. I had my lowest sobriety in New York for over 30 years. “The green beep came after 2 hours of the worst pain of my life, plus morphine and the rest of it,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “Dislocated shoulder while surfing” 9 out of 10 level of nerve damage.
Following his procedure this week, he made a surprise call to Hughesy, Ed and Erin from his 2Day FM radio show from his hospital bed to reveal a surprise surgery story about Russell Crowe while he underwent intensive treatment.
He said he got some celebrity gossip from his doctor, Greg Howie, known as the “surgeon to the stars.”
Warnie has done the same thing to Russell Crowe in the past. “Greg apparently appears in behind-the-scenes footage of the Cinderella Man on the DVD,” he explained.
“Russell wanted his phone with him even though he was under anesthesia, and his phone rang while he was being cut up. The surgeon answered it and spoke to a very famous answer.
The team at the studio was eager to know his identity, and tried to tap into Hussey’s medicated condition to get the answer.
However, Hussey said he was asked to remain anonymous, but promised to tell his hosts off-air.
The move comes after Hughesy revealed another health issue that could impact his comedy career, a possible diagnosis of ADHD.
Hussey said he may have the disorder after a fellow comedian with the diagnosis suggested he get tested.
“She said I should get ADHD medication because she thinks I’ve got it,” he told his fellow hosts.
“She said she had recently been diagnosed and the medication had improved her life immeasurably. I have since spoken to a number of comedians who have also been diagnosed, and they were all interested in the medication and how it had improved their lives.
Hughes noted that he did not know for sure whether or not he had ADHD, so the radio crew invited psychiatrist Dr. Tanveer Ahmed to discuss Hughes’ possible diagnosis.
“I think the question would be, for example, you’ve been diagnosed and treated, what is it that you’re trying to improve?” Dr. Ahmed asked.
Heusei explained his extensive career history and how he failed in his studies in two different fields.
“I started studying IT in 1989, and I couldn’t concentrate there. Then I got a degree in business administration… and I could have become an accountant. I couldn’t concentrate there,” he said.
“Are you saying that if I had taken those medications back then, I probably would have still been stuck on those steps?” Dr. Ahmed asked.
“Well, there’s a possibility… sometimes, with tablets, there’s a performance-enhancing component or a lot of people struggle with these things,” Dr. Ahmed replied.
“I’m worried that Hughesy is going to take (the medication) and get really cold… and it’s going to affect his comedy.”
“Honestly, that’s what worries me,” Hussey added.
ADHD is a mental health condition with symptoms that include difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, and reckless behavior.
The adult condition is treated similarly to childhood ADHD, with medications and counseling, according to the Mayo Clinic.