FRANK Fritz has been absent from the History channel’s hit sequence American Pickers for over a yr.
Frank Fritz weight reduction: How a lot weight did the American Pickers star lose?
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Fritz explained how his new healthy lifestyle has given him a brand new perspective on life – and a brand new battle in opposition to Crohn’s illness.
Speaking from his Le Claire, Iowa farmhouse, the collector debuted a surprisingly skinny look in comparison with his heavier determine on the present – and revealed what has saved him off American Pickers.
Since Fritz’s stint on the hit present, he has misplaced 65 kilos, which he attributes to residing a more healthy life-style as he battles Crohn’s, a continual inflammatory bowel illness.
Fritz advised The Sun: “The weight reduction is me watching what I’m consuming so I can hold my illness underneath management the very best I can. I’m simply maintaining a healthy diet.
“After some time, I began watching what I’m doing, and I’m doing slightly bit extra strolling. I hold fairly busy round right here too, taking good care of the grass and eliminating the weeds.”
Fritz continued that he’s sober at this time, including: “Not consuming helps with the load loss as a result of if you drink, you eat. I’m not weight-reduction plan.
“I used to be consuming slightly bit too, however that didn’t work out both. I haven’t had a drink in nearly 9, ten months.
“It would have been a yr, however I had one slip up; it was possibly for 4 hours, however it was sufficient.”
The American Pickers star additionally blamed his heavy consuming on his nasty split from longtime girlfriend turned ex-fiancee Diann Bankson.
He stated of their cut up: “I attempted to drink her away.”
In images completely obtained by The Sun, Frank posed close to his $155,000 Iowa farmhouse, the place he has lived for 11 years.
This is the primary time Frank has been seen in over a yr, as he smiled whereas displaying off his spectacular weight reduction.
Frank is in his ingredient in one other sequence of images as he poses together with his in depth motorbike assortment in his bike storage and together with his favourite picks.
What’s the worth of Fritz’s Iowa farmhouse?
After his mysterious disappearance from the History channel present, Fritz has taken up residence in a modest $155,000 Iowa farmhouse.
The 57-year-old purchased an Iowa farmhouse for $130,000 again on May 14, 2010.
The 1,660 square-foot farmhouse sits on .79 acres of land and options two bedrooms and one rest room.
The residence additionally boasts a basement, three garages, barn and shed.
Fritz renovated the farmhouse from when he purchased it, as he painted it blue with white shutters, in line with images obtained from the Scott County Assessor’s Office.
In 2013, Frank bought the adjoining property for $25,000.
The property is .34 acres of land.
Fritz constructed a $3,240 square-foot warehouse in 2015.
When did Fritz and his ex-fiancee Diann Bankson cut up?
As The Sun beforehand reported, Fritz and Bankson had a nasty cut up.
In courtroom papers obtained by The Sun, Bankson sued Fritz for negligence on January 27, 2020; nevertheless, she dismissed the case in March 2020.
Diann revealed she and Fritz have been engaged in 2017 and have been residing collectively within the Iowa farmhouse.
In November 2018, she “walked in and caught him in mattress with one other girl,” in line with the lawsuit.
After the 2 reconciled, she claimed an incident came about on the farmhouse when Fritz and a pal set off fireworks.
Diann claimed the boys “had been consuming” when she went into the house whereas they lit the fireworks.
She continued within the courtroom papers that the boys have been unable to gentle a firework.
Bankson alleged: “Both defendants then put it in a closed cylinder classic ashtray and tried to gentle it there. The firework didn’t gentle once more and the defendant simply left it within the coated consumption ashtray as a substitute of correctly disposing the firework.”
She then claimed she wasn’t warned concerning the ashtray, as she used it whereas smoking a cigarette.
The lawsuit continued to assert: “The ashtray blew up severely burning her hand and arm with third-degree burns and burnt off eyelashes and eyebrows.”
She claimed Fritz “refused” to “take her to the hospital” and as a substitute advised her to “toughen up.”
She went to the hospital within the following days and was “handled for third-degree burns.”