I’m scared of water, says David Hasselhoff

Updated: Sep 25, 2012, 18:10 PM IST

Washington: David Hasselhoff has revealed he has a fear of water ever since he played a lifeguard in ‘Baywatch`.

The 60-year-old actor - who is famous for his role as heroic lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the TV series - admitted he hates swimming and tries to avoid water where possible, although he does like giving mouth-to-mouth.

“I hate swimming. I have a slight fear of water - it stems from too many takes in the freezing, choppy ocean during my Baywatch days,” he told the Daily Mirror newspaper.

``But if I see [someone] drowning, I`ll be straight in - well, I`ll send someone else in- and then I`ll do the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. That`s more my thing!`` he added.