By now, everyone has seen the drunken David Hasselhoff video. And now, a new interview provides a little insight into a man battling back against his demons.
Just days before the devastating video showcasing David’s troubled side was leaked to the media, he gave an insightful interview about his life to reporter Alicia Jacobs of KVBC in Las Vegas.
“I’ve had some horrific press,” David told Alicia. “All lies about me.”
The interview provided an ironic and revealing side to The Hoff rarely seen.
“When I was down and out, or just down, all my fans came and rescued me,” he added.
He also reflected on overcoming the past hardships that inspired him to write his autobiography.
“I’ve gone through some rough times, going through a divorce and things were like, you know, when you are on top of the world with ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Knight Rider’ and then things were starting to unravel,” David explained. “I didn’t work for two years. I stopped drinking and I got my whole life together. And I said well you know I'm going through some down time and have some scandal in my life so I'm thinking of writing a book.”
During the interview, David gave a tour of his dressing room at the Paris hotel’s production of “The Producers.” In what can only be described as a virtual Hoff museum, he showed off his costume for the show and his most prized possession.
“My favorite picture of my life, my two girls,” he said grabbing the framed photo from his shelf. “That's Taylor Ann and Hayley.”
David also opened up about his various talents.
“I started off as a singer,” he revealed. “I never thought I’d be talking to a car or running in slow motion.”
And how, David has turned his last name into a marketing gold mine, and he showed Alicia a plethora of shirts bearing his moniker, including “Don't Hassel The Hoff,” “Take If Off For The Hoff,” “The Hoff Father” and “Desperate Hoff-wives.”
With what he thought were the hard times behind him, David looked to a bright future filled with big ideas to take on Las Vegas.
“I want to bring back the old class. I want to come back with my own show,” he concluded. “I’ll be back.”