Published July 24, 2006
| Associated Press
"I don't know," Hasselhoff tells Newsweek magazine in its July 31 issue. "This is not my cup of tea. I signed on for one season, and Simon Cowell conned me into it: `Here's a lot of money,' and it's like "The Gong Show."'
"I'm trying to get on a sitcom or maybe even my own show, `Travels With the Hoff."'
The 54-year-old actor, who played lifeguard Mitch Buchannon on "Baywatch" for 11 years, is also writing his memoirs.
"It's about growing up since I was 7 and realizing a dream," he tells the magazine. "But when I was out trying to save the world, I forgot to save myself."
Hasselhoff says he sliced four tendons and an artery in his right arm last month in an accident in London. He was shaving when he hit his head on a lamp and it broke.
"I guess the hotel was built for short people," he says. "I lifted my head, and broke the lamp. One piece sliced my hand like beef. So I went into Mitch Buchannon rescue mode, `What's the number for 911 in London?"'
He was also the subject of another London snafu. Earlier this month, there were press reports that an intoxicated Hasselhoff had to be removed from the All England Club, which presents the Wimbledon tennis championships.
"The tabloids make so much stuff up," he says. "I was at Wimbledon, and they said I was escorted out drunk. ... Absolutely not. I don't drink anymore."