What happened to Frank on American Pickers? | The Sun

AMERICAN Pickers’ Frank Fritz is no longer on the History channel show with former friend and co-star Mike Wolfe.

Frank was very open about his feud with ‘arrogant’ co-star Mike Wolfe and claims they have not spoken in two years.

Where is Frank on American Pickers?

On July 21, 2021, Frank's co-star Mike confirmed Frank would not be returning to the show.

Frank mysteriously disappeared after a March 2020 episode and hasn’t appeared on the show since.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Frank revealed he is currently feuding with Mike, 57, who continues to appear on the History show. 

Frank said of the rift between him and his former co-star: “I haven’t talked to Mike in two years.

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"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.”

On July 21, 2022, fans were given an update on Frank's life through a social media post from Mike.

On Instagram, the American Pickers star said: "I have been very private in the past year in regards to Frank's 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.

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"But now is not the time to set the record straight. Now is the time to pray for my friend."

Mike went on to write: "Frank has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital.

"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."

What happened to Frank?

Frank Fritz from History channel’s American Pickers revealed on social media in 2013 that he was battling Crohn’s disease.

Frank had taken a break during seasons 8 and 9 and took to Facebook to explain his absence, writing: “A lot of you have been wondering about my health and my weight loss.

"I have an illness called Crohn’s [disease], which at times is difficult to deal with. I started losing weight and ran with it!

Adding: "I have been exercising and eating good… Thanks for all of your kind words of concern! I couldn't do what I do without all of you!"

What did Frank say about his weight loss?

The Sun exclusively reported Frank's 65lb weight loss.

During the interview Frank debuted a shockingly thin appearance compared to his heavier figure on the show.

Since Frank’s stint on the hit show, he has lost 65 pounds, which he attributes to living a healthier lifestyle as he battles Crohn’s.

Frank told The Sun: “The weight loss is me watching what I’m eating so I can keep my disease under control the best I can. I’m just eating healthy. 

“After a while I started watching what I’m doing and I’m doing a little bit more walking. I keep pretty busy around here too, taking care of the grass and getting rid of the weeds.”

Frank continued that he is sober today, adding: “Not drinking helps with the weight loss because when you drink, you eat. I’m not dieting.

“I was drinking a little bit too, but that didn’t work out either. I haven’t had a drink in almost nine, ten months. 

“It would have been a year but I had one slip up, it was maybe for four hours but it was enough.”

Frank also blamed his heavy drinking on his nasty split from longtime girlfriend turned ex-fiancee Diann Bankson.

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

In photos exclusively obtained by The Sun, Frank posed near his $155,000 Iowa farmhouse, where he has lived for 11 years. 

This is the first time Frank has been seen in over a year, as he smiled while showing off his impressive weight loss.

Frank is in his element in another series of photos as he poses with his extensive motorcycle collection in his bike garage and with his favorite picks.

“I just got inducted two years ago to the Sturgis Hall of Fame.”

Frank has remained off social media, despite frequent updates being posted to his verified Facebook page. 

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He explained: “It’s all fake, all that stuff on Facebook is fake. I don’t have a Facebook, I don’t have any idea what’s going with that. 

“I’ve never posted anything on there so everything that’s on there is a f**king lie. I have no idea who is posting that stuff, I don’t even have a computer.”

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