Singer Sam Smith undergoes eye surgery

Singer Sam Smith has been left with two nasty black eyes after undergoing a surgery.

The "Stay with me" singer has been using make-up to mask the bruises, but says he has always secretly wanted to look like a tough guy with a black eye, reports

"I had to have an operation," he said in an interview to DJ Zane Lowe.

"I got a black eye, and I've always wanted a black eye," added the singer, who had the surgery on January 19.

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The singer had previously opened up about his eye infection on Instagram, telling his followers that he had picked up painful styes on both eyes during a trip to New Zealand, and sharing a photograph of himself wearing a patch.