American pickers Star Frank Fritz is apparently not over his dismissal from the show.
Fritz left the show in March 2020 to undergo back surgery. However, in July 2021, his costar Mike Wolfe confirmed that Fritz would not be returning to the show.
Fritz has been open about his desire to return to the show, saying, “I’d still love to go back to my job, I miss my friends and my people and being out there and meeting all these different characters.”
Despite this, he has since been replaced by Wolfe’s brother Robbie.
Visiting his store in Illinois, Frank Fritz finds The sun discovers that Fritz has started selling merchandise, criticizing the show and calling for his return.
The tabloid published photos of T-shirts in the store with the caption, “I want Frank back.”
Ever since Fritz left the show, his relationship with Wolfe seems to have been icy.
“I haven’t spoken to Mike in two years. He knew my back was broken, but he didn’t call me to ask how I was. That’s just the way it is,” Fritz said previously The sun.
“The show is 1,000 percent geared towards him. I can’t even bend down that far to show you how much.
“That’s good. It’s like you have Aerosmith and Steven Tyler and he’s the frontman. I’ve found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That’s not a problem for me, maybe he has a problem.”
In July of that year, Wolfe revealed the news that Fritz had suffered a stroke.
“I have been very private over the past year about Frank’s life and the journey he has been on,” Wolfe wrote on Instagram.
“There have been many opinions regarding mine and Frank’s friendship and the show, but now is not the time to set things 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 minds. Frank, I pray more than anything that you get through this okay. I love you buddy.”
In response, Fritz’ friend told Quad City times that the star was “unprepared at this point for his condition to be made public” but was “grateful for all prayers and well wishes.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/american-pickers-frank-fritz-mike-wolfe-feud-b2174315.html American Pickers: Fired host glasses show with merchandise