David Hasselhoff Says 'I'm Doing Good'
"It's one of those things, it's one day at a time," the former Baywatch star, 55, says of his slip from sobriety. "I was doing great, and it just happened, and it took me 24 hours, and I just said, 'You know what? Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!' The little brain says that it's okay, but it's not okay, and that's what it's all about."
Hasselhoff was stepping out on the town for the second night in a row on Wednesday with his 15-year-old daughter, Hayley. The father-daughter duo, fresh from a parent-teacher conference, happened across the Harley Davidson and Complex magazine fashion show on Sunset Blvd. almost by chance – but the humbled star used the opportunity to explain his latest misstep.
"I realized it right away, I just went in and took care of it, and I'm back," said Hasselhoff, who in May released a statement admitting that he is battling alcoholism.
"It took me, literally, 24 hours," he said on Wednesday. "But the thing is, it creeps up on you, and that's what people don't know about it. It's not like you're being self-indulgent, your brain just goes, 'Hey, it's okay. But it's not."
Embroiled in an increasingly acrimonious custody battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach (the former couple's other daughter is Taylor, 17), the actor considers himself fortunate to have caught himself before slipping back too far.
With daughter Hayley close to his side, a smiling Hoff said, "I'm doing good."