“Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff has revealed he is suffering from a broken back as a result of a dune buggy accident. The accident happened during a crash landing over a sand dune according to a Monday, June 8 report from Contact Music. Hasselhoff states he was riding a quad bike-style beach vehicle when he got a little over zealous and misjudged the impact after the jump. “So I’m flying through the air. It crashed down. I broke a vertebra. It’s broken right now.”
Hasselhoff did not reveal any other details of his accident and broken back injury. David did however discuss his relationship with current girlfriend Hayley Roberts. Hasselhoff claims that he does not really see him and Hailey in it for the long haul. David, 62, said that the reason they haven’t got married was because he knows it was “not going to be a perfect relationship.”
The couple have been together since 2011 after they met in a Cardiff bar while David was filming “Britain’s Got Talent.” David claims he sometimes feels he loves Hailey too much and would like to tell her to go find a man her own age “We split up before, a long time ago, and I was sick.” But he said Hayley was still paramount in his life adding: ” She’s my best friend.” When talking about having children together David Hasselhoff added: “I’ve got two bad knees and a broken back, but I’m still dancing. I’d take the kid everywhere with me. That’s what I did with my girls. I was a good dad.”
David Hasselhoff was previously married twice, first to Catherine Hickland from 1984–1989, and to Pamela Bach 1989–2006. He has two daughters Taylor Ann and Hayley Amber. In 2009 David Hasselhoff began experiencing a number of alcohol related medical issues. On May 3, 2009, Hasselhoff was rushed to the hospital. Radar Online attributed this to alcohol poisoning, reporting Hasselhoff’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at 0.39. In the past David Hasselhoff has publicly admitted past treatment for alcoholism. In September 21, 2009, Fox News Channel reported that he was again hospitalized for alcohol-related reasons. On May 26, 2010, he was once again rushed to hospital following a three-day drinking binge.
As for being a good father, that has been questionable over the years. Many celebrity news followers remember David’s infamous home drunk tape. On May 3, 2007, a home video clip surfaced of Hasselhoff apparently in an alcoholic stupor. The video showed him shirtless and drunk, lying on the floor, trying to eat a cheeseburger in a Las Vegas hotel room. His daughter, Taylor Ann, who shot the video, can be heard saying, “Tell me you are going to stop, tell me you are going to stop.” In the wake of the leaked clip, Hasselhoff issued a statement saying it was recorded by Taylor Ann so that he could see how he behaved while intoxicated and the footage was deliberately released.
The results of the video, found Hasselhoff’s visitation rights with his two daughters were suspended on May 7, 2007, for two weeks until the video’s authenticity and distributor were determined. As for David Hasselhoff’s career, In 2014 UK channel Dave announced that it had commissioned Hoff the Record, a sitcom series in which Hasselhoff will play a fictionalized version of himself. The series is due to be broadcast sometime in 2015. It is not clear as to whether or not David Hasselhoff’s broken back will impact his current or future projects, or when he is expected to complete his recovery.