Frank Fritz of ‘American Pickers’ Has Suffered A Stroke

Frank has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital, according to Wolfe.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: "American Pickers" Frank Fritz attends the grand opening of the History Pop Shop at History Pop Shop on December 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)

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Former American Pickers co-host Frank Fritz has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. This is according to his longtime co-host Mike Wolfe, who announced the setback on Instagram.

“I have been very private in the past year in regards to Franks life and the journey he’s been on,” Wolfe wrote. “There has been lots of opinions in regards to mine and Frank’s friendship and the show but now is not the time to set the record straight. Now is the time to pray for my friend.

“Frank has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital. Please keep him in your hearts and thoughts.”

Fritz reportedly was fired by the History Channel after taking almost two years away from American Pickers following back surgery. At 56, he recently said he is no longer in contact with Wolfe.

Could Frank come back to the show?

On the other hand, Wolfe said that he would be happy to co-host with Fritz again.

“We all do care about Frank and we want him back on the show,” Wolfe said. “I would love to talk with him again, we would absolutely love to, but he just can’t get it right.”

Wolfe added that Fritz has had his struggles and offered support.

“Frank is just going through a lot personally with addictions,” Wolfe said. “It’s unfortunate that he’s made decisions that have him the way he is.”

Despite the relationship with Wolfe supposedly being on the rocks, Fritz admitted last summer that he would not be against returning to American Pickers if the opportunity presented itself.

“I’d still like to get back to my job,” he said. “I miss my friends and my people and being on the road and meeting all those different characters.”

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  1. Frank , you need to call Mike and put the past behind you . being angry is no way to live. let go be friends again you never know how much time you or mike have. and living with regrets suck . i know. i now tell all my loved ones including friends i love you every time we talk . no regrets .

  2. Your in my prayers Frankie. Hope you get better soon. I’d love to see you back on the show. It’s just not the same.

  3. God be with you Frank… Mike is obviously concerned and you guys should patch things up….LIFE IS WAY TO SHORT FOR TRIVIAL STUFF TO RUIN IT ! I am sure you would be welcomed back with open arms by all …. Gotta work at it a bit but it would be OK ❤️❤️

  4. Did his stroke have anything to do with ordering salmon on redwood plank. New York strip steak. And crab! All in one sitting!? Do you understand the term pig frank? You are what you eat! You eat 90% fat you are 90% fat your arteries are 90% fat your brain is 90% fat!

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