By now, if you are an American Pickers fan, you probably already know that the band has broken up. While American Pickers has just been Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby for awhile, Frank Fritz had hoped to come back to the History series, that is until Wolfe confirmed he’d be continuing on solo (ish). Now, however, Fritz has responded to Wolfe’s statement, and basically says he feels it is baloney.
Recently, Wolfe penned an official statement that he shared to social media in which he talked about fond memories from the past with Frank Fritz, also noting he would be moving forward without the actor on the series. He said:
Now, Frank Fritz says this statement is nonsense and is even speculating that someone else wrote it for his co-star. In an interview with The Sun, he is alleging that the whole statement is carefully crafted nonsense and that Wolfe is not a particularly nice person.
Frank Fritz has been particularly open about his feelings regarding his exit from American Pickers in recent weeks. He’s done several interviews with the tabloids that included revealing he’d dealt with painful back surgery, rehab, and getting sober in the time since he took a leave of absence from the reality series. He’s also claimed Mike Wolfe has not spoken to him in over two years. This time around he also mentioned the fact the reality star never bothered to call him made him feel like "a number."
Following statements such as these, Mike Wolfe made the aforementioned statement committing American Pickers to moving on without Fritz. Other Pickers co-star Danielle Colby sent out a message in support of Wolfe and specifically seems to be bothered by how the whole narrative has played out publicly, as she noted on her own Instagram post about the situation:
The reality star was the one who initially left the series of his own accord, in order to deal with lingering personal issues and health issues. The show was put into a situation where it needed to film without him, and apparently History and the rest of the production team felt things went well. Now it’s been well over a year since he has appeared on TV, and Colby and Wolfe have already begun filming the next set of American Pickers episodes without him. The show has already moved on and moved forward, but it seems as if Frank Fritz still has things he wants to say.
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