AMERICAN Pickers star Mike Wolfe “hasn’t reached out” to his fired ex-friend Frank Fritz after money and fame “changed” him.
The fan-favorite previously told The Sun that he and Mike, who were childhood friends and grew up together in Davenport, アイオワ, had a falling out before his firing from the series.
A source close to Frank exclusively revealed Mike hasn’t reached out to him since the firing.
インサイダーが主張した: “Mike hasn’t reached out to Frank, he could care less.
“They both came from nothing. Money just changed Mike. It changed Frank too.”
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‘HE HAS A PROBLEM WITH ME’
フランク previously told The Sun of their falling out: 「私は2年間マイクと話をしていません. 彼は私の背中がめちゃくちゃになっていることを知っていました, でも彼は私に電話をかけず、私がどうしていたか尋ねませんでした. まさにその通りです」
While Frank refused to reveal the exact cause of the falling out, he claimed there was tension over their shared American Pickers stardom.
彼が説明しました: “ショーは彼に向かって傾いています 1,000 パーセント. どれだけ下に曲げていくかを示すことすらできません.
“それはいいです. エアロスミスとスティーブンタイラーがいて、彼がフロントマンのようです. 私は自分の場所を見つけました, 私は2番目で、彼はショーで1位です. それは私には問題ありません, 多分彼は問題を抱えています。」
But Frank insisted he is “bigger” when it comes to viewers.
The fan-favorite said: “I’m not arrogant and I’m more of a regular ol’ guy. The guy that connects with me is the guy who buys a 30 pack of Busch Light and a pizza on the weekend. That’s my guy. My guy buys a $150 符号, not an $8,000 符号.
“I’m more of the common man guy, I haven’t found a $100,000 vase or any Michelangelo stuff. I’ve never really had a big, big score like that.
“But all the small scores are the bread and butter, and that’s my deal.”
Frank then said it would be “hard” to “put the show on after not talking to somebody for two years.”
彼も認めた: “I think Mike wants to get his brother Robbie in there to replace me. I don’t know why he’s behaving like that towards me.
“You couldn’t just stick two people in a van and get the chemistry you get from me and Mike. We’ve known each other for about 40 年. We can finish each other’s sentences.
“When everybody is getting along and there’s no drama, me and him are very good together.”
The collector added: “I’m just trying to get through life like everybody else and be as happy as I possibly can. Life is what you put into it. If you don’t put much into it you don’t get a lot out of it.”
A rep for Mike did not immediately respond to The Sun’s request for comment at the time of the interview.
‘HE’S BEEN LIKE A BROTHER TO ME’
Mike was the one to reveal Frank had been fired from the show 7月に 2021.
彼はInstagramに書いた: “I have known Frank for as long as I can remember, 彼は私にとって兄弟のようでした. フランクの旅, ダニと私は戻って始めました 2009, すべての人生のように, その高値と安値が付属しています, 祝福と挑戦, しかし、それはまた最もやりがいがあります.
「皆さんが私たちに与えてくれたサポートは、ショーのメッセージが常に何であったかを常に思い出させてくれました。; これらの場所を通して, 人, そして私たち全員が共通の糸を持っているもの. 私たちは過去の世話をするだけでなくここにいます, だけでなく、お互いに。」
マイクは結論を出しました: 「フランクが恋しい, 皆さんと同じように, そして私は彼の旅の次の部分で彼のために最高のそしてすべての良いことを祈ります。」
彼の兄弟 Robbie ended up replacing Frank ショーで, as he became an official cast member last season.
But Frank has plans for a comeback, as The Sun previously reported he’s working on getting his own show.
A source close to Frank previously told The Sun: “He is in touch with a producer who lives in Las Vegas. Frank has sold him a lot of stuff for his ranch.
“He recently went out there again. I think it could be for his show.”
写真で, Frank looked happy and healthy as he smiled big next to a fan.
A member captioned the series of photos: “This was from yesterday when Frank ‘picked’ his Corvette up from my buddy Mike’s shop after repair.
“He sat and shot the breeze for three hours or so. It was a blast. Great guy!」
The fan claimed Frank “will never go back to American Pickers.”
The member continued: “He is trying to get a show about nostalgic car restorations with a story behind them in the works.”
‘BRING FRANK BACK!’
Fans have even boycotted the series and demanded Frank star in his own spinoff.
One fan wrote on social media: “Bring Frank back with his own show!」
秒は言った: “I think Frank would do better on his own show. I would watch it.”
三人目のコメント: “Frank should start his own show. It would be better than Pickers.”
A fourth fan wrote: “We haven’t watched American Pickers since you left the show Frank. You are missed. Take care bud.”
LIFE AFTER PICKERS
太陽が報告したように, Frank last appeared on American Pickers during a March 2020 エピソード, 彼が休みを取ったとき 背中の手術から回復する, それは彼を残しました 185 彼の背骨のステッチと2本のロッド.
ショーを離れている間, フランクは負けました 65 ポンド, 彼はより健康的なライフスタイルを送っていて、アルコールに冷静であるため.
He also told The Sun that he アイオワ州でアルコール依存症のリハビリに入った にとって 77 日々.
Frank previously said: “I went to rehab and I’ve been sober now for 11 月.
“I didn’t like drinking anymore. My mom was an alcoholic and she died five years ago and it was alcohol-related. My grandfather was an alcoholic and he died. That didn’t sit well with me.”
Frank said of his time in treatment: “They gave me a lot of information and we were booked up for 13 または 14 私は暑いおばあちゃんです. There was no sitting around watching TV or eating food. You were scheduled out for an hour, then an hour and half, all through the day.
“They really give you a lot of one-on-one time. 私は読む 12 self-help books while I was there. I didn’t f**k around. I really got into it. I went there to learn and get the most out of it that I possibly could.
“I had a great time there and I helped other people who were having problems too. It’s one of the best things that have happened to me.”
Frank continued that he goes to meetings “twice a week” after the stint.
The former History Channel star said he would’ve been sober for a year if it weren’t for a relapse.
フランク currently lives in his Iowa farmhouse that he bought for $130,000 back on May 14, 2010.
彼が所有しています antique shop Frank Fritz Finds located in Illinois.