Katie Melua has revealed on her Instagram account she has had a live spider removed from her ear by a doctor.
Posting a video of the spider, Katie Melua wrote: “So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor. This little fella is what they found!”
Katie Melua believes the spider climbed into earbud headphones she had used on a recent flight.
The spider was removed using a micro-vacuum and Katie Melua took it home alive.
Her spokesperson said: “The ear specialist said he’d never in his career taken out a live bug before. Plenty of dead ones. When it was out, it was pretty tiny.”
Katie Melua wrote on Instagram: “Basically I used these old in-ear monitors to block out sound on a flight, little spider must have been in them and crawled inside my ear and stayed there for the week. It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises…
“Though the thing looked TERRIFYING up-close on the doctor’s camera, once he took him out (using a micro Hoover) it was pretty small, and now its in this little test tube, alive and seemingly fine.”
She later released the spider into her garden.
Katie Melua, 30, is best known for such hits as Nine Million Bicycles and The Closest Thing to Crazy.
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