The Hoff Sounds Off

5/11/2007 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Hasselhoff was a little stiff -- but all smiles -- as he responded to questions about his "recovery."

Dave was seen leaving Gladstone's seafood restaurant in Malibu -- perhaps trying to recover from his love of burgers. As he got to his non-talking car, the Hoff answered a photog's pointed question about recovery by saying, "It's a long process but it's going very well." He also thanked his family and fans for their support, then cryptically added, "The truth will be told - God bless."

He tipped the valet and then gave him a hug!

"KITT -- power on!"