‘American Picker’ was back with a new season, and fans got to see their favorite hosts back on the show. However, Frank Fritz was missing. What happened to him?

Frank and Mike Wolfe have made sure they give their viewers exactly what they want. The show was back with a new season, and viewers were eager to know what is in store for them. However, they were surprised to see that Mike was accompanied by his friend Jersey Jon and not Frank.

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What happened to Frank?

Mike did acknowledge Frank’s absence on the show as he revealed the reality star would need to undergo back surgery. It is unknown at the moment what led to the back surgery. However, it does not look like Frank would be away from the show for long.

The network hints that Frank would accompany Mike soon. Hopefully, he should be back on the show in a couple of episodes. As Frank’s condition at the moment remains uncertain, he had previously opened up about his struggle with Crohn’s disease.

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Frank opens up about his Crohn’s disease

Frank has been vocal about his struggle with Crohn’s disease. “Crohn’s and travel is all about management,” Frank said in an interview with the National Enquirer. “My entire crew knows about my Crohn’s. They understand it when I need a break. I mean… if I have to go, I have to go!”

He even let people know that was he was doing fine when some viewers were concerned about his health. “I have an illness called Crohn’s [disease], which at times is difficult to deal with,” he said a couple of years ago. “I started losing weight and ran with it! I have been exercising and eating good… Thanks for all of your kind words of concern! I couldn’t do what I do without all of you!”

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