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Frank Fritz's Weight Loss on 'American Pickers' Was Partly Due to His Battle With Crohn's Disease

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When someone's been on television for over a decade, it’s easy for fans to pick up on changes to their appearance. So naturally, Frank Fritz’s significant weight loss in between American Pickers’ eighth and ninth seasons elicited a strong reaction from History Channel viewers. 

Sadly, the Iowa native’s healthier physique is partly due to his ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that he’s been suffering from for over 30 years. 

'American Pickers' star Frank Fritz’s most noticeable weight loss occurred in 2013.

The 54-year-old addressed rumors surrounding his slimmer figure in a Facebook post published a couple days before the Season 9 finale. "A lot of you have been wondering about my health and my weight loss," he wrote on Aug. 17, 2013. "I have an illness called Crohn’s [disease], which at times is difficult to deal with."