Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Hoff, We Hardly Knew Ya

"Were you surprised?" asks host Tom Bergeron moments after the show. I was really surprised. I thought he'd go at least three or four weeks. The he in question is David Hasselhoff, the first star bounced from the new season of Dancing With the Stars.

But Hasselhoff knew he was in trouble long before he earned that dismal 15 points from the judges Monday night, tied for the bottom of the leader board with Jersey Shore star Mike The Situation Sorrentino and comic Margaret Cho. Hasselhoff was worried about his ability to move even before he started rehearsing. I'm falling apart because I'm 58, he said. ''I'm worried about my joints holding up. They're complaining all the time, since jumping in and out of a black car [Knight Rider] and running down the sand [Baywatch]. My knees were always going, 'This is not what you are supposed to be doing.' Even the knee doctor said, 'If you didn't run down the beach for 11 years and jump in and out of that car, you'd be fine.' I actually called a doctor and said, 'Hey, guess what? I'm doing Dancing With the Stars. And he hung up! And then his secretary called back and said, 'The doctor says send Mr. Hasselhoff in to see me because he's going to need me.'"

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