‘American Pickers’ Star Frank Fritz Resurfaces In Rare Public Outing

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Frank Fritz of American Pickers suffered a stroke in July 2022     

Frank Fritz, who is best known for his role on History Channel’s American Pickers, suffered from a stroke in the summer of 2022. Mike Wolfe, who co-starred alongside Fritz until 2021, broke the news of his friend’s stroke on social media and asked fans for prayers. Wolfe shared

“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. Frank I pray more than anything that you make it through this okay. I love you buddy.


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American Pickers premiered on the History Channel in 2010 and followed Fritz and Wolfe around the country as they searched for antiques and collectibles. The show aired for 22 seasons with Fritz’s last episode airing in March 2020. The History Channel announced his official departure from the show in July 2021 following a series of health struggles. 

Frank Fritz was recently seen in public during a rare outing. 

Since the stroke and hospitalization, Fritz has maintained a low profile and has kept his recovery private. However, in November he was photographed enjoying a night out with friends Iron Horse Social Club, a pub and restaurant in Savanna, Illinois. As he sits in a wheelchair, Fritz can be seen surrounded by smiling friends. 

This marked the Pickers star’s first outing since his stroke. The image was shared in a “Frank Fritz Friends” Facebook group. A member of the page shared

“Great time tonight with some of Frank’s bestie getting out for the first time since his stroke just know it was priceless. A shout out to all of those friends who made it!” 

We are happy to see Frank enjoying life and wish him a continued recovery!