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David Hasselhoff ‘freaked out’ when he found drugs in daughter’s handbag

Actor David Hasselhoff (R) and daughter Hayley Amber Hasselhoff Photo: Getty Images
Actor David Hasselhoff (R) and daughter Hayley Amber Hasselhoff Photo: Getty Images

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Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff had no idea how to deal with his daughters’ experimentation with drugs.

The 62-year-old actor is father to Taylor, 24, and 22-year-old Hayley with ex-wife Pamela Bach.

David Hasselhoff performs in Germany to a sold out crowd at the Diamond Room on August 29, 2010. David was joined by daughters Taylor Ann Hasselhoff and Hayley Amber Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff performs in Germany to a sold out crowd at the Diamond Room on August 29, 2010. David was joined by daughters Taylor Ann Hasselhoff and Hayley Amber Hasselhoff

He has himself had issues with both alcohol and drug use in the past, and said in a new interview that it was his own experiences that made it so much harder to see his daughters testing their limits.

“I have a great relationship with my daughters but there came a time when I said, ‘Woah, you can’t do that.’ How do you deal with your daughter when the drug you know she is taking could kill her?

"I got so scared when my daughter came home and I found something in her purse.

“I freaked out, and it made me feel like a failure as a father – but I wasn’t. I needed to tell my daughters the truth. I told them that back in the 80s and 90s we would joke that drugs weren’t addictive.

"It was fun – but nobody knew then that it would tear up your career, tear up your life, and cause havoc. But it is part of growing up, and minuscule compared to what the show’s about.”

David did not reveal which of his daughters he was referring to, or which drug she was attempting to use.

Actor David Hasselhoff and his girlfriend Hayley Roberts arrive on the Red Bull Energy Station before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 26, 2013 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Actor David Hasselhoff and his girlfriend Hayley Roberts arrive on the Red Bull Energy Station before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 26, 2013 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre promotes the new 'Britain's Got Talent' series for ITV at May Fair Hotel on April 13, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Hayley Roberts and David Hasselhoff attend the MTV EMA's 2014 at The Hydro
David Hasselhoff (R) and Hayley Roberts attend the 'Jeune Jolie' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2013 in Cannes, France.

However, he did continue to add that he had struggled to say no on various occasions during his career.

“Well, once I had some girls who wanted me to take Ecstasy with them in France and go party,” he said. “But I was in a different crowd then. I won’t tell you exactly what drugs I did because it’ll go everywhere, but it was similar to that. It just lasted a lot longer."

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