Talking to the camera in front of palm trees and a blue sky, the “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” star says that is the best way for people to regain their freedom. At one point he lifts his sleeve to reveal a small plaster on his upper arm.
“What I am looking for is to get life back to normal, to have the freedom, to get vaccinated and to go around the world. For me the most important experience of the pandemic is death,” he says.
“It causes death. Get vaccinated. All I can advise is America and everyone in the world, and get Germany vaccinated.”
Hasselhoff is a well-known German figure who is seen hanging above the Berlin Wall on New Year’s Eve in 1989, singing her song “Looking for Freedom”.
The wall that divided Berlin for decades fell six weeks ago.
However, the latest video was ridiculed and criticized in Germany, with people pointing out that vaccines are not available to large sections of the population due to supply issues.
According to the health ministry, as of Monday, anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible to apply for appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On the same day, Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted that 55 million doses had been given so far.
In January, Hasselhoff auctioned off his personal KITT car, a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which was modeled after the iconic car used in the 1980s television series “Knight Rider” along with a raft of other memorabilia .