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American Pickers star Frank Fritz suffers STROKE & stays in hospital as Mike Wolfe fears he will not ‘make it’


AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Wolfe has suffered a stroke and remains in hospital.

His co-star Mike has begged fans for their prayers.

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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 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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Fans of American Pickers rushed in to share their best wishes in the comments.

“Prayers to a full recovery!” wrote another.

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.”

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.

During his time off the show, Frank lost 65 pounds, as was believed to be living a healthier lifestyle and avoiding alcohol.

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

Frank said last year: “I went to rehab and I’ve been sober now for 11 months.

“I didn’t like drinking anymore. My mom was an alcoholic and she died five years ago and it was alcohol-related. My grandfather was an alcoholic and he died. That didn’t sit well with me.”



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