David Hasselhoff is urging Germans to get vaccinated in a new PSA.
As the number of COVID-related deaths continues to rise across the world, the "Baywatch" alum's message is simple — get the shot so that life can return to normal.
"Aermel hoch! ('Sleeves up!')" he begins in the PSA, pulling up his own sleeve and exposing a bandage on his upper arm.
"I, David Hasselhoff, am supposedly a hero because of 'Baywatch' and 'Knight Rider,' and the Berlin Wall. But I found freedom with vaccination. You can too!" he says. "What I'm looking for is to get life back to normal, is the freedom, the freedom to get vaccinated and to go around the world. The most important experience of the pandemic for me is death."
Hasselhoff then emphasizes that the pandemic "causes death" and encourages Germans to receive the vaccine.
"The advice I can give to everyone in America, and to the world, and to Germany is get vaccinated," he concludes.
It has been a busy few days for Hasselhoff, who also appeared in a viral advert for the South African fast-food franchise Chicken Licken. In one clip, Hasselhoff reprises his role as Michael Knight in "Knight Rider." He is attempting to get hold of his talking car, KITT but keeps reaching voicemail.
In a follow-up clip, he tries to report the car as a "missing person" but instead has to deal with the same frustrating customer service that countless South Africans have been tearing their hair out over for years. In the end, he loses his temper- something that viewers could relate to.
Hasselhoff's use of South African slang, as well as the portrayal of the country's notoriously bad service, made it a hit.
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