The Hoff lends star power to Berlin Wall campaign

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm •  Published: March 17, 2013
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"This last piece of the wall is really sacred," Hasselhoff told reporters. "It's about people and it's about hearts that were broken, hearts that were torn apart and lives that were lost. That's what we're talking about today, not a piece of real estate."

Asked if he thought his song — belted out by a million people on both sides of the wall during a New Year's Eve concert in 1989 — had played any role in bringing down the most visible section of the Iron Curtain, Hasselhoff said: "Whether it had anything to do with anything, it's a song about freedom and it stuck in their head because it had a good hook."

Berliners can prepare for a reprise if talks involving the developers, authorities and campaigners fail to reach a compromise next week.

"If it goes to the next step, we'll come back with a huge concert and really rock Berlin," said 'The Hoff.'

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Ciaran Fahey and Donogh McCabe contributed to this story.