by Teresa Roca
AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Fritz’s friend has filed for an emergency conservatorship after a stroke left him “so impaired” he is “unable to care for himself.”
The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal Frank’s “longtime friend” filed an emergency appointment of temporary guardian and conservator for the star on August 18.
In Iowa court papers obtained by The U.S. Sun, Frank remained hospitalized for a month after suffering the stroke, as he was expected to be released to a nursing facility on August 19.
The documents read: “Because of his stroke, Mr. Fritz’s decision-making capacity is so impaired that he is unable to care for his own safety, or to provide for necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, or medical care without which physical injury or illness may occur.
“Mr. Fritz’s decisionmaking capacity is so impaired that he is unable to make, communicate, or carry out important decisions concerning his own financial affairs.”
An exhibit was mentioned in the court papers from a doctor, confirming Frank “does not have decisional capacity.”
The legal papers continued: “Decisions must be made for Mr. Fritz’s care and placement while he continues to recover and receive treatment for his injuries.
“Appointment of a guardian and conservator is necessary to avoid immediate harm to him.”
The Petitioner requested a separate “longtime friend” of Frank’s, who
“has been assisting him in decision-making since the stroke,” be his
guardian. (Continue reading)