Miracles are a little bit like maths A levels, they're now much less impressive than they were, plus, everyone can do them, even media studies students. Writing very average prose, answering the phone in the first three rings and successfully pursuing a career in showbusiness despite possessing crippling flaws like an inability to string a sentence together without becoming confused are all considered modern day miracles. So it's nice to see David Hasselhoff trying to raise his profile by claiming to do one of the more impressive olden day feats, that of healing the sick.
It's not just the feeling-a-bit-panicky-and-nauseous-after-eating-a-bag-of-haribo sickness either, he's apparenlty been curing children of comas. According to a recent interview on Richard Bacon's 5Live radio show, David not only explained the restorative powers of his voice, but also cleared up the myth surrounding the idea that sex and money are the best things about showbusiness, it's actually the chance to hang out with terminally ill children.
"The upside of being in showbiz is being able to hold the hand of a kid who is dying, you know. I did a tape for a kid saying, 'Hey buddy, it's Michael Knight, Michael Knight, come on, wake up, wake up, wake up'. The phone rang and they said, 'Remember that kid you did the tape for that was hit at that crosswalk in London? Well we played the tape for him and he came out of the coma'."
"I don't want to be corny or anything but that's happened to me a thousand times all around the world because it can affect people in a positive way."
Incidentally, for those of you that don't remember, David's original miracle was the ability to turn alcohol into failed relationships.