We knew Michael Stipe was getting old, but this is ridiculous!

R.E.M.'s stylized new video for "Mine Smells Like Honey," the first single off the band's upcoming record "Collapse Into Now," finds frontman Stipe doing his best to climb an imposing flight of stairs. When that fails, he gets a little help from his friends, who push him up the stairs like a piece of furniture. Trust us, it looks much, much cooler than it sounds.

Video: "Mine Smells Like Honey," R.E.M.

Yo, Mike! It's 2011. You know they make Stairlifts, right?

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