Sam Smith has eye op in Auckland

British singer Sam Smith has been admitted to hospital for an eye operation while holidaying in Auckland.

The 26-year-old Grammy winner took to Instagram to share a picture of his eye covered with a pirate's patch as he waited to undergo surgery.

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He'd earlier admitted he was in "agony" over the stye on his right eye, but had been soothing himself with ice cream.

The Stay With Me hitmaker has been on holiday in New Zealand over the Christmas break and posting updates to his 11 million followers.

He was spotted in Arrowtown in Central Otago early this month, spending time with friend Kiwi model Emma Champtaloup and her family.

But his holiday turned nasty on Monday when he sought medical help for the stye, a painful red lump on the eyelid.

He initially said he was really scared about the op, but later confessed that it was only a quick procedure and that he was being "over dramatic".


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