“Everybody Hurts” is a song by American rock band R.E.M., released in 1992 as a single from their album “Automatic for the People.” The song was written by band members Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and lead singer Michael Stipe and was produced by Scott Litt. “Everybody Hurts” is a slow, mournful ballad with lyrics that address the theme of empathy and support in times of pain and sadness. The accompanying music video for “Everybody Hurts” was directed by Jake Scott and released in 1993. The video features a series of intercut vignettes of people in various states of emotional distress, each lip-syncing the song’s lyrics. The video was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.