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Hasselhoff enters treatment center

Reuters reports that David `Baywatch' Hasselhoff has checked into the Betty Ford Center for treatment of a drinking problem.

One of television's most recognizable performers, Hasselhoff said in a
statement that he 'realized his social drinking had increased more than he was
comfortable with.'

Baywatch debuted on NBC in 1989 and was canceled after one season.

But Hasselhoff - who starred as lifeguard Mitch Buchannon -- acquired rights
to the show and brought it back as a syndicated series in 1991 based on his
popularity overseas.