Mike Wolfe ha rivelato dettagli tristi sulla salute del suo co-protagonista di “American Pickers”, Frank Fritz. Wolfe e Fritz sono stati partner della popolare serie History Channel per oltre 10 anni, fino a quando Fritz è misteriosamente scomparso dallo spettacolo nel 2020. Il nativo dell’Iowa ha detto a The US Sun nel 2021 che lui e Wolfe avevano litigato e non si parlavano da anni . “Non parlo con Mike da due anni. Sapeva che la mia schiena era incasinata, ma non mi ha chiamato per chiedermi come stavo. È proprio così”, ha detto Fritz alla pubblicazione.
Wolfe later confirmed that Fritz would not return to the show, but did not share any details about the antique collector's exit. "I will miss Frank, just like all of you, and I pray for the very best and all good things for him on the next part of his journey," Mike wrote on Instagram. Now, Wolfe is sharing a devastating update on Fritz's health that "American Pickers" fans will surely find upsetting.
Frank Fritz is hospitalized after suffering a stroke
In a shocking post on Instagram, Mike Wolfe revealed that his former "American Pickers" co-star, Frank Fritz, has been hospitalized. "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," Wolfe wrote. "Frank has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital." Wolfe has yet to release further details on Fritz's condition, but has asked fans to keep the TV personality in their prayers.
Wolfe — who owns Antique Archeology – also appears to have recently changed his perspective on Fritz rejoining their History Channel show. He told The U.S. Sun in August 2021 that he would gladly welcome Fritz back once he recovers from "his addictions." "We all do care about Frank and we want him back on the show ... but he just can't get it right," Wolfe told the publication. "Frank is just going through a lot personally with addictions. It's unfortunate that he's made decisions that have him the way he is."