Katie Melua has revealed that she had a live spider who took up residence in her ear removed by a doctor.
The revelation of the disturbing news came via a video the British singer posted of the creature on her Instagram account, with the caption, "So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor. This little fella is what they found!"
Melua said she believes the spider climbed into earbud headphones she had used on a recent flight.
The spider was reportedly removed using a micro-vacuum. The singer then took the spider home alive and released it in her garden.
"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," said a spokeswoman for the singer.
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"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...," wrote Melua.
Melua is best known for her hits Nine Million Bicycles and The Closest Thing to Crazy.
Does anyone else have suddenly itchy ears right now?