Perrie Edwards has been called “brave” for displaying a large scar.
The Little Mix singer uploaded a sultry snap of herself staring straight into the camera wearing a white lacy top.
The plunging number highlighted her scar, which extends from the top to the bottom of her stomach.
Perrie, 23, had surgery as a child to help widen her esophagus as she couldn’t digest her food properly.
The star, who is currently in a relationship with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, previously opened up about her scar.
“My (biggest body-hang up) is my scar on my stomach. When I was little, my oesophagus was too small, so I had to get it operated on to help me eat properly. I had to have lots of operations, so that’s why I don’t want to show it,” she told Now magazine.
There were many of her fans that were confused by the line on her midriff.
“What’s that line down her stomach??”, said a confused fan.
One of her 6.3m followers also asked: “Is that a scar going down the middle of her stomach or is it just me xx”
There were a flurry of thankful comments too, as one penned: “Thank you Perrie for helping me and many other people feel more comfortable and confident about showing our scars.
“I had a Pacemaker fitted 18 months ago and don’t show my scar (and the lump that has come with it) often but you know what why should we hid them, they make us who we are❤️💪”.
The grateful fans were proud of her bravery.
“Seeing Perrie confident with her body & scar makes me so happy 💗”, said one.
“Love that your scar is showing in this pic, makes me feel so much better about my own! #inspiration #girlpower”, said a user.
Another sweet fan said: “Gorgeous perrie Ilysm and so proud of you for showing of your scar your so Brave and strong will forever love you… I really respect her, I think her stitch is absolutely amazing I wish I had one! Who else agrees…”