Sam Smith‘s got a sense of humor: Following surgery on his eye to treat a painful stye, he posted a photo of himself wearing a jaunty eye patch — with the caption “Stye with me.”

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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder sure thought it was funny: He reposted the photo to his Instagram Story with the caption, “Best post on the Internet 2019.” 

Sam had been complaining about the stye for several days on social media.  Earlier this week, he posted a photo of himself eating a huge bowl of ice cream, with the caption, “Been feeling sorry for myself all day because my f****ng eye is in agony and getting worse and worse.”

He also posted several photos of himself with a red, swollen eyelid on his Instagram Story, before documenting the run-up to his surgery.

“So. I’m getting it operated on in 20 minutes,” he wrote on his IG story. “I’m f***ing scared and also super hyped that I get to wear this pirate patch.”

After posting a photo of himself in the doctor’s office with a surgical cap, making a “woe is me” gesture, he wrote, “I’m being super dramatic. It’s like a 15 minute operation LOL.”

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