DANIELLE Colby has turned off the comments on a photo of her and co-star Mike Wolfe after fans slammed American Pickers producers for firing Frank Fritz.
It seems Danielle didn't want to read the criticism on her August 2 post which showed her with Mike in a car smiling along with a gushing caption calling Mike her "brother" and "best friend".
She captioned the post with a long message about Frank's exit, writing: "I'm truly saddened for the loss of Frank on the show. I'm incredibly sad for his struggles.
"I have personally watched everything over the last decade. I have many thoughts but won't speak them as they are only my thoughts, not gospel. 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.
She added, "Frank caused so much pain for himself that it has been hard to watch. I truly hope Frank receives all the help he needs to become well after years of being unwell."
The show is facing backlash from fans after Frank was fired and spoke to The Sun about his relationship with Mike.
Danielle starred alongside Wolfe and Fritz since the show's debut in 2010, but she's been friends with Mike for two decades.
The 45-year-old has been embroiled in the ongoing feud between the two men.
'LIKE A BROTHER'
After many fans noticed Frank's absence from American Pickers, Mike took to Instagram on July 21 to reveal his longtime co-star is no longer part of the show.
In the statement, Mike said he had “known Frank for as long as I can remember” and “he’s been like a brother to me.”
After stating that the “message” of the show was that we “all have a common thread,” Mike concluded: “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.”
'CUTTING SOMEBODY ELSE DOWN'
Frank, 55, responded to Mike’s statement while exclusively talking to The Sun and ranted: “Mike’s statement was bulls***, somebody wrote it out for him."
He continued: "[Mike] knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me up and ask how I was doing. That’s just how it is.
“We never were friends in grade school.
“I don’t believe in ten years he’s said five nice things to me, you know? Unless he was cutting somebody else down and we were both laughing.”
Frank also told The Sun that he hasn't spoken to Mike in the past two years.
Though the exact cause of the tension was not made clear, Frank mentioned: "The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent. I can’t even bend that far down to show you how much.
"That’s fine. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the front man. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That’s no problem with me, maybe he does have a problem.”
Frank has not appeared on American Pickers since a March 2020 episode due to his grueling back surgery, which left him with about 185 stitches and two rods in his spine.
During Frank's time off from the show, he had entered rehab for alcohol abuse and is about 11 months sober.
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