American Pickers’ Frank Fritz LIVE – Fans fear for star as Mike Wolfe reveals his terrifying hospitalization for stroke | The Sun

American Pickers’ Frank Fritz LIVE – Fans fear for star as Mike Wolfe reveals his terrifying hospitalization for stroke | The Sun

AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Fritz has suffered a stroke and fans are worried for his health as his costar shared an alarming post.

Mike Wolfe posted a picture of Frank on his Instagram with a caption asking fans to put aside past drama on the show as Frank remains in the hospital.

Mike wrote: “I have been very private in the past year in regards to Franks life and the journey he’s been on. 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."

Mike concluded: "Frank, I pray more than anything that you make it through this okay. I love you, buddy."

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    Health issues

    In an effort to turn his life around, Frank recently lost 65 pounds and he was believed to be living a healthier lifestyle and avoiding alcohol.

    Frank told The Sun that he checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in Iowa for 77 days.

    It came after his nasty split from longtime girlfriend turned ex-fiancee Diann Bankson.

    Frank said of their breakup: “I tried to drink her away.”

    The vintage enthusiast also suffers from Crohn's disease, which he has been battling for over 30 years.

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    One year after show's twist

    The shocking news of Frank's stroke comes one year after he was fired from his role on American Pickers.

    He last appeared on the show during a March 2020 episode, before he took time off to recover from back surgery.

    Although they were childhood friends, a source close to Frank exclusively revealed to The Sun that Mike has not reached out to him since he was fired from the show.

    Since Frank was let go, The Sun has revealed that the show's ratings have plummeted to under one million viewers for the first time in years.

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    Fan reactions to the news

    Fans of American Pickers rushed in to share their best wishes in the comments of Mike's post.

    “Prayers to a full recovery!” wrote one.

    Another shared: “I’m so sorry to hear this and I hope the two of you were able to heal old wounds.”

    A third added: “Oh my god NO! He’ll pull through.”

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    What happened to Frank Fritz?

    American Pickers star Frank Fritz has suffered a stroke and remains in the hospital as his former co-star Mike Wolfe has begged fans for their prayers.

    Mike, 58, made a lengthy statement on Instagram to share the sad news.

    He began: “I have been very private in the past year in regards to Frank's life and the journey he’s been on. There have 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."

    Mike concluded: "Frank, I pray more than anything that you make it through this okay. I love you, buddy."

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