Well, it looks not everyone had a smooth start to 2016.
Case in point: Britney Spears rang in the New Year by running into a pole. That's not a joke. The pop star actually made a face-first collision with an unassuming pole, and she took to Instagram to show off the proof.
The pole refused to leave her unscathed
Good morning 2016! Don't mind the little bruise on my forehead... Ran into a pole
Though she didn't offer any word on the context surrounding this unexpected altercation with an inanimate object, I think it's safe to say that she will not hit it, baby, one more time.
And, I've officially reached my bad joke quota for the day!
Brit has since recovered, and I can guarantee that pole won't be enjoying that singing career it desperately wanted
Family time with the kids is the best kind of recovery for when you're not feeling so lucky and need to get stronger than yesterday.