Sam Smith shows off his new look after undergoing eye operation to remove painful stye ...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 8:30AM
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Warning: Article contains explicit language.

Sam Smith has poked fun at having a minor operation on his eye with the quip, "Stye With Me".

The 26-year-old star took to Instagram to share a picture of his eye bandaged up with a pirate's patch as he waited to undergo surgery, and made a joke in reference to his hit song Stay With Me.

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Alongside the picture, he wrote: "Stye with me."

Sam also posted a series of pictures of his eye on his Instagram Stories, and revealed he was "f***king scared" about the op.

He wrote: "So. I’m getting it operated on in 20 minutes. I’m f***ing scared and also super hyped that I get to wear this pirate patch."

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However, he later confessed that it was only a quick procedure and that he was being "overdramatic".

He added:  "I’m being super dramatic. It’s like a 15-minute Operation lol."

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Sam - who split up from 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn last year, after just nine months together - then shared a boomerang of the infected eye, and wrote that he was "single, sexy and sassy".

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Sam also shared a picture of him rocking a medical cap from the hospital bed, and then one of him in the car on the way to a friend's birthday party.

Earlier, the Fire On Fire singer revealed he was in "agony" because the stye - a painful red lump on the eyelid was worsening, before giving a shout out to The Hits' sister station, ZM for playing his new song.

He wrote: "Been feeling sorry for myself all day because my f***ing eye is in agony and getting worse and worse."

"But I just heard my song on the radio for the first time and I’m eating an ice cream bigger than my face. Feeling much better! Thank you @zmonline for making my day."

- Bang! Showbiz