Hasselhoff's Drinking Now Overshadows His Once Huge TV Career
By LUCHINA FISHER / May 5, 2009
He was once considered one of the world's biggest TV stars.
These days, David Hasselhoff, the star of the iconic television series "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider," is known as much for his acrimonious divorce and drunken antics off-screen as he is for his current role as one of the judges on "America's Got Talent."
Reports that he was hospitalized this weekend after a drinking bender only add to the fodder of Hasselhoff as a washed-up television icon. Hasselhoff's reps, however, say all is not as it appears.
"He's a recovering alcoholic," his attorney Mel Goldsman told ABCNews.com. "But he's really been doing great."
Goldsman called reports that Hasselhoff suffered from a case of alcohol poisoning and had to be hospitalized Saturday "nonsense."