Pop star Katie Melua found spider living in ear

The spider likely hitched a ride into her ear on a pair of earbuds.

Ben Hooper

LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- British pop star Katie Melua said she saw a doctor about a recurring scratching noise and discovered a small spider had been living in her ear for a week.

The 30-year-old "Spider's Web" singer said she went to the doctor to investigate the cause of a scratching noise she had been hearing for a week and the doctor removed a tiny spider from her ear.


"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," a spokeswoman for Melua told the Daily Mail. "Katie kept it in the test tube and released it in her garden when she got home. Apart from shuffling and random noises in her ear, the spider was no bother for the entire week it lived there. She was relieved it was what it was as she was worried she was losing her hearing."

Melua said in a post on her Instagram page she believes the spider hitched a ride on a pair of earbuds.

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