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Ryan E.
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January 27, 2024

'American Pickers' Star Frank Fritz In Assisted Living After Stroke

Star of the well-known television show, American Pickers, Frank Fritz has suffered a life-changing stroke.

Fritz was only 60 years old when he suffered a massive stroke in July of 2022.

It changed his life forever.

Fritz was immediately placed under emergency conservatorship by his loved ones while he battled the effects of the stroke.

Strokes are extremely difficult to recover from, and many people lose their verbal abilities as well as their mobility, temporarily or sometimes even permanently.

Unfortunately for Fritz, he lost both following the stroke.

According to someone close to Mike Wolfe, the former American Pickers co-star of Frank Fritz, “Frank lost verbal and mobile, so that’s where he has been. He is still in an assisted living facility.”

While the source went on to say that Fritz did eventually regain the ability to speak, he did not recover his motor skills.

“It’s been very difficult for him to find motivation. He found the motivation to talk, but the physical therapy he just… he’s not there yet,” the source concluded.

While Fritz may still be wheelchair bound and no longer starring in a beloved television show, he has held onto at least one thing he enjoys.

According to another source, Fritz is still doing what he loves most. He’s collecting!

“He’s still picking signs, it’s his favorite. He’s a collector and a motorcycle head,” the source said.

It is wonderful to know Fritz has not let a stroke stop him from living his life, even if that means things look a little different for him now.

Before he left American Pickers, Fritz spent 21 seasons hunting for treasure.

Now that we know he is still an avid collector, it is obvious that those 21 seasons were not just a job to Fritz. He genuinely loves it!

He started a passion for many Americans who have discovered a loved of thrifting and antiques.

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