Frank Fritz is unable to work again. American Pickers fans have been calling for him to get back on the History Channel series. However, he dealt with another setback. Over the summer, Frank suffered a massive stroke.
His friend found the 58-year-old on the floor of his Iowa home. He was in the hospital for several weeks. Frank has demanded privacy outside his home ever since the incident happened.
Some fans are upset with his former co-star Mike Wolfe for sharing personal details about his health on social media. Now, a new report has come out and it shows that he may never work again.
Update on Frank Fritz’s health
Per The Sun, Frank Fritz’s “longtime friend” filed to be the reality star’s conservator. He is “unable to care for himself.” That means Frank is not able to return to American Pickers. This latest update is sad news for fans who wanted him back.
The Iowa court papers were filed on August 18. However, The Sun just obtained a copy of them this week. They reveal that Frank remained in the hospital a month after his stroke. He was released to a nursing home on August 19, the day after his friend filed to be his conservator.
“Because of his stroke, Mr. Fritz’s decision-making capacity is so impaired that he is unable to care for his own safety, or to provide for necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, or medical care without which physical injury or illness may occur,” the court documents read via The Sun. “Mr. Fritz’s decision-making capacity is so impaired he is unable to make, communicate, or carry out important decisions concerning his own financial affairs.”
Sadly, Frank Fritz doesn’t have the full capacity to make his own decisions. He will need the care and guidance of his friend. In the meantime, Frank is still in recovery from his stroke as he receives medical care at the nursing facility. The conservatorship filing was necessary to “avoid immediate harm to him.”
American Pickers alum battled health issues
Frank Fritz’s friend has been helping him out ever since the stroke. In addition, a bank is the conservator of his financial affairs. This leaves many questions surrounding the former cast member and his antique store, Frank Fritz Finds. Frank has battled many serious health issues over the years.
In March 2020, he underwent back surgery, which left him with hundreds of stitches and rods in his spine. However, Frank Fritz admitted that he was ready to get back to work on American Pickers. He was hoping to get his financial affairs back in order again. Unfortunately, the show fired him and replaced him with Mike’s brother, Robbie Wolfe.
At the time, Frank entered a treatment facility for alcohol addiction. He wanted to quit drinking because his mom died from alcoholism. Sadly, Frank’s stroke has impacted his ability to care for himself and make decisions. Share your thoughts on his health update in the comment section below.
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