David hasselhoff is asking the Germans to get a COVID-19 vaccination in videos posted on Twitter by the country’s Ministry of Health.
Talking to the camera in front of palm trees and a blue sky, the Baywatch other Knight rider star says receiving a jab is the best way for people to regain their freedom. At one point, the sleeve is lifted to reveal a small upper arm cast.
“What I am looking for is for life to return to normal, it is freedom, freedom to be vaccinated and to go around the world. The most important experience of the pandemic for me is death,” he says.
“Cause death. Get vaccinated. The advice I can give everyone in America, the world, and Germany is to get vaccinated.”
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Hasselhoff is a well-known figure in Germany, famous for appearing suspended above the Berlin Wall on New Year’s Eve 1989, singing his song “Looking for Freedom.”
The wall, which had divided Berlin for decades, had fallen six weeks earlier.
However, the latest videos have been the subject of ridicule and criticism in Germany, with people pointing out that vaccines are not available to a large part of the population due to supply problems.
As of Monday, anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible to request an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health.
On the same day, Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted that 55 million doses had been administered so far.
In January, Hasselhoff auctioned off his personal KITT car, a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am styled after the iconic car used in his 1980s television series. Knight rideralong with a host of other souvenirs.
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