David Hasselhoff ‘once lifted boy out of coma’

The Hoff claims he can affect the lives of thousands of people

David Hasselhoff has claimed that he once raised a boy out of a coma with his voice.

The former Baywatch and Knight Rider actor is serving as a judge on the current series of Britain’s Got Talent, which reaches a climax next week.

And in a new interview he has described the time when a recording he made for an injured child helped lift him out of his coma. Hasselhoff told Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live: “The upside of being in showbiz is being able to hold the hand of a kid who is dying, you know.

“I did a tape for a kid saying, ‘Hey buddy, it’s Michael Knight, Michael Knight, come on, wake up, wake up, wake up.’ The phone rang and they said, ‘Remember that kid you did the tape for that was hit at that crosswalk in London? Well, we played the tape for him and he came out of the coma.'”

He then went on to say that he felt had touched the lives of thousands of people in a similar way, saying: “I don’t want to be corny or anything but that’s happened to me a thousand times all around the world because it can affect people in a positive way.”