Michael Stipe Standing In The Place Where He Lives (With A Little Help)

noah | February 15, 2008 11:30 am

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe has been spotted around New York City while hobbling around on crutches, the result of “a go-carting accident about two weeks ago,” according to the New York Post. (The picture of Stipe here was taken at an event at Big Apple auction house Sotheby’s last night.) Unfortunately, those whip-smart folks at the Post have already taken the hilarious Accelerate/acceleration joke, so we’re just going to sit here and hope that this accident hasn’t lessened Stipe’s zeal for taking Vespa rides around New York City with his orange-clogged pal Mario Batali. [Page Six / Photo: Getty Images]