‘American Pickers’ Star Shares Update With Fans Following Former Co-Host’s Stroke

‘American Pickers’ Star Shares Update With Fans Following Former Co-Host’s Stroke

A representative for “American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe gave fans an update on how his former co-host Frank Fritz was doing after recently sustaining a stroke.

The 58-year-old reality TV star’s rep did not get into the detail about Fritz’s recovery and only shared that the original member of the hit reality show needs “time to heal” after being hospitalized, Fox News reported.

“We [ask] that everyone keep Frank [Fritz] in their thoughts and prayers,” Wolfe’s rep told the outlet. “The most important thing is that we allow him time to heal and [give] him the space to do so.”

Wolfe recently posted on social media that he was praying for Fritz, 56, to make it through following a falling out between the pair.

“I have been very private in the past year in regards to Frank’s life and the journey he’s been on,” Wolfe shared with his hundreds of thousands of followers.

“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,” he added. “Now is the time to pray for my friend.”

“Frank has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital,” Wolfe continued. “Please keep him in your hearts and thoughts. Frank I pray more than anything that you make it through this okay. I love you buddy.”

In 2010, “American Pickers” debuted on the History Channel and became a hit. The show followed the pair as they traveled across the country and found relics, “transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure,” according to History.com. They earned “a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory,” the site added.

Fritz was suddenly gone from the show after the airing of an episode in March 2020, The Sun noted. In July 2021, Fritz told The Sun that he no longer had any contact with Wolfe. A rep for The History Channel confirmed Fritz’s departure to People.

“I haven’t talked to Mike in two years,” Frank shared at the time. “He knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me up and ask how I was doing. That’s just how it is.”