In July 2021, Frank Fritz told The Sun that he and his former co-host aren’t speaking. “I haven’t talked to Mike [Wolfe] in two years,” he said, noting that he (Fritz) had a back injury and that at no point during or since his recovery did his old partner call him to ask how he’s doing. “That’s just how it is,” he added.
He also noted that he believes that cameras and the editors of “American Pickers” pay more attention to Mike than him. “The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent,” he said, adding that he was “fine” with his role as the sidekick on the show, the Joe Perry to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, as he described himself.
Wolfe, for his part, issued a statement wishing his former costar well, but not addressing the reason for their split. Via People, the statement reads, in part, “I will miss Frank, just like all of you, and I pray for the very best and all good things for him on the next part of his journey.”
Fritz also noted that the water is probably under the bridge in terms of the two men returning to work together on the show. “But we will see,” he added.