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Sam Smith 'high on painkillers' following operation

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Sam Smith 'high on painkillers' following operation

Sam Smith was "high on painkillers" following his operation.

The 'Stay With Me' hitmaker took to his Twitter account today (14.05.15) to confirm he was recovering from surgery on his haemorrhaged vocal cords.

The 22-year-old singer posting a spirited message to his 2.8 million followers, in which he claimed to still be feeling the effects of pain-relieving drugs while listening to music by the late Whitney Houston.

He wrote: "Just woken up from op. I'm high on pain killers and listening to Whitney Houston hahahahaha (sic)."

Sam also took to his Instagram account to share the first picture of himself post-op.

Alongside a photograph of him sitting in a wheelchair next to what appears to be one of his nurses, he wrote: "Flying."

Sam - who has been keeping fans up to date with his operation on his social media accounts - also confessed he won't be able to talk for the next three weeks which includes his 23rd birthday on May 19.

He took to Instagram to pre-warn anyone who sees him out and about over the next month that he is not a "d***head" for not acknowledging them it's because he can't communicate.

His post - accompanied by a photo of him in a New York park - read: "Enjoying my last day of speaking. After today no speaking for three weeks. So if you see me on the streets sorry if you think I'm a d***head and can't say hello. Also gonna be silent for my birthday. Sounds fun aye? (sic)"