David Hasselhoff keeps 'sacks' of Berlin Wall pieces in his closet
BY RYAN BUXTON
Pieces of the Berlin Wall are on display in museum galleries around the world, and there is also a small stock of remnants in quite an unlikely location: David Hasselhoff's closet.
The Hoff told HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Monday that he and his pals helped themselves to pieces of the infamous barrier when he performed his song "Looking For Freedom" on top of the partially-demolished Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve 1989, just weeks after the wall fell in November of that year. The actor said:
I called all my buddies ... and said, "Come on man, we're going to be part of history." We went over there and we got above the wall, we sang, and then I went to a hotel and sang on television [for a German variety series]. Then we went back and we drank Schnapps and beer and chopped down the wall, and we brought back sacks of this wall. It's still in my house -- little pieces now, worth like 500 marks. ... They're in my closet.
Hasselhoff ended up at the wall after "Looking For Freedom" hit No. 1 on the German charts and he was invited to perform in the country for New Year's Eve. He agreed on the condition that he be allowed to sing in a crane above the Berlin Wall -- a joke that the Germans took seriously. He returned to Berlin on New Year's Eve 2014 for a repeat performance of "Looking for Freedom," complete with the exact same light-up jacket he originally wore above the wall.
"It still works 25 years later," Hasselhoff said. "We charged it up and we said, 'Let's bring it out.'"
Hasselhoff's new iPhone game, "Hoff Zombie Beach," is available for download now.
Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with David Hasselhoff here.
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