Olly Murs has broken his nose during a soccer match.

The 'Troublemaker' singer was elbowed in the face during a heated match, and the 29-year-old star is convinced it has caused real damage after he left covered in blood.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: ''My nose is bleeding quite a lot after someone swung elbows during football.

''I think my nose could actually be broken, it's definitely really bad.''

He also took to Twitter to joke about the incident with Ricky Finnigan, who it seems caused the injury.

He tweeted: ''Oi @rickyfinnigan my nose is bleeding now... After your swinging elbows at footy!! Think my nose is broken #YouRobinThickeWannabe (sic)''

Meanwhile, a passerby who saw the incident said it ''looked painful'', and while the brave star ''tried to laugh it off'' and persevere, he was clearly finding it difficult.

The insider added: ''It looked painful. One of the other players hit him hard in the noise with his elbow. Olly got up straight away and tried to laugh it off but there was a lot of blood.

''He carried on playing but you could see he was struggling. I wouldn't be surprised if he needs surgery as it definitely looked broken.''