Frank Fritz, the former host of American Pickers, is hospitalized after suffering a stroke, as former host Mike Wolf shared.
Wolf announced the news on Instagram Thursday.
Frank had a stroke while in the hospital. Wolf Books. “Please keep it in your hearts and thoughts. Honest, I pray more than anything you get him to go through. I love you my friend.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Fritz representatives for more information.
American Pickers tracks antique hunters as they travel across the country in search of scrap yards and attics in search of historic gems for resale. The series first aired on The History Channel in 2010 with Fritz and Mike Wolfe as co-stars. Fritz stopped appearing on the show during season 21.
Wolff confirmed that Fritz will not be on the show in July 2021, He writes that he will “miss Frank”.
more:American Pickers Head to Northern Arkansas
“I pray for the best and all good things for him for the next part of his journey,” he wrote at the time.
While Wolff expressed his close relationship with Fritz at the time, Fritz It was revealed to The Sun in July 2021 That he and his old partner hadn’t spoken in “two years” and that he “never left the show.”
“I finished shooting and then had a little surgery on my back and the epidemic came,” he said.
He added, “(Mike) knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me and asked about my condition. That’s how it is.”
In his Thursday letter, Wolf addressed rumors of tension between him and Fritz.
The best moment in my life:Hailey Bieber reveals ‘mini-stroke’ caused by a hole in the heart
Wolf wrote, “I’ve been very private in the past year regarding Frank’s life and the journey he’s taken. There have been a lot of opinions regarding my friendship, Frank, and the show.” “Now is not the time to make things right. Now is the time to pray for my friend.”
American Pickers is currently broadcasting its 23rd season with Wolff, his brother Robbie Wolf and antique store manager Daniel Colby.
“Freelance entrepreneur. Communicator. Gamer. Explorer. Pop culture practitioner.”