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Only Fools’ legend Sir David Jason had ‘bionic’ eyes fitted to stop him weeping

Sir David Jason, famed for playing Del Boy in BBC's iconic sitcom Only Fools and Horses, had tubes fitted behind his eyeballs as he started crying for no reason

Sir David Jason has secretly had bionic eyes fitted to stop him weeping uncontrollably.

The Only Fools And Horses icon had tubes fitted behind his eyeballs after he started crying with no explanation.

The Del Boy legend, famous for catchphrases like, “This time next year we’ll be millionaires” and “Mange tout, Rodney”, even told doctors how to improve the devices.

Sir David, 83, told fans he’d had a “new bionic body part” fitted. He said: “I needed a canalicular bypass.

“Stay with me, it’s not quite as painful it sounds. The canal in ­question was in my eye, where a little blockage had started causing it to get a bit weepy.

Sir David Jason
Sir David Jason had bionic eyes fitted to stop him weeping (Image: Getty Images)

“You can sort that out pretty straightforwardly by having Jones tubes inserted.”

Sir David said as he talked to an eye specialist “the ghost of my early years as a jobbing electrician awoke”.

He explained: “Jones tubes do a very good job, but have one drawback – they tend to come out. I found myself standing there, saying, ‘You want to get a flange on that, mate’.

The Del Boy actor needed tubes inserted behind his eyes (Image: BBC)

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“Two years later, I was back for a re-fit and the doctor was showing me the latest tubes hot out of the
factory – and they had flanges on, to hold them in place a bit better.

“I hate to say I told you so, but …”

His Only Fools co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney in the BBC comedy, recently appeared in US sitcom Frasier.

First-look snaps from his stint in the rebooted series left fans gobsmacked as they found it hard to believe he was so far from Peckham.

His pal Nicholas Lyndhurst is appearing in US sitcom Frasier (Image: Paramount)

Nicholas plays Alan, a long-term friend of lead character Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) who could be seen drinking pints with the psychiatrist at a bar in Boston.

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