Whoa! Michael Stipe and David Letterman are bearded twins!

New York — Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has found a doppelganger in David Letterman.

Both the singer and the late night television icon have been sporting bushy grey beards lately.

This is the story of how Michael realised David Letterman is his twin:

David showed his beard off in a cover shot for this month's New York magazine. Michael came across a sign promoting the cover and posted a selfie alongside it on his Instagram account.

The 57-year-old captioned the picture: "So fucked up (sic)."

See the snap here:

If you found yourself looking twice, you're not the only one!

People couldn't deal with how similar the two looked and shared their thoughts on Twitter.

Here is how some reacted:

And in case you need to see it again...

Here is a side-by-side comparison of Michael Stipe and David Letterman:

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