Elaborating on his earlier statements, Mike Wolfe gave another interview to The Sun on August 16. This time, he suggested that Fritz’s substance abuse issues might be more serious than previously reported. “We all do care about Frank and we want him back on the show,” he said. “I would love to talk with him again, we would absolutely love to, but he just can’t get it right. Frank is just going through a lot personally with addictions. It’s unfortunate that he’s made decisions that have him the way he is.”
Fritz has yet to comment on his former co-star’s statement as of this writing, but his most recent remarks to The Sun (this tabloid seems to be a favorite outlet of theirs) indicate he’s ready to move on if need be. He said he would love to get back on the show and referenced a petition from fans who are hoping for his return. “I could go either way and find a new show, have something new and have just as much fun,” he added.
Another “Pickers” cast member, Danielle Colby, recently shared her thoughts in an Instagram post featuring a photo of herself with Wolfe. Colby said she was “proud” of Wolfe and “truly saddened for the loss of Frank on the show … I wish things could have been different but we must be accountable for our actions when we cause instability or pain and suffering to others … I hope everybody continues to love each other even through the hard s***.”