Although unlikely to be found headling a show in Hyde Park anytime soon, David Hasselhoff is a hugely successful artist in Germany. So much so, he has compared himself to Bruce Springsteen.
The singer has been discussing his popularity across Europe in a new interview, likening his hit 'Looking For Freedom' to hits by US rock icon, Bruce Springsteen.
"I want to do the music I want to do," says Hasselhoff to The Guardian. "In Germany, I was singing everything from 'I've been looking for freedom.'"
"Which is a big anthem and huge hit," he adds "Kind of almost a Bruce Springsteen."
He also discusses his current role - playing Hitler in a production of The Producers - one he was strongly warned against taking.
"'I don't think you should do Hitler, it's deadly,'" He cays he was warned. "I said, what the fuck are you talking about? This is from The Producers, one of the greatest musicals. We're mocking him. It's not a tribute to Hitler, it's a gay Hitler."
While the similarities between Hasselhoff and Springsteen may not seem all that obvious to us, both share a similar sense of humour, and both are able to laugh at themselves. Bruce Springsteen recently mocked his Hyde Park turn-off by wheeling a huge on/off switch onto the stage at his Dublin performance after the London show.
Below: Bruce Springsteen live in Hyde Park