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'The Voice' Star Meghan Linsey's Poisonous Spider Bite Left a 'Hole' on Her Face

by ETonline Staff 12:45 PM PDT, April 14, 2017
Playing 'The Voice' Star Meghan Linsey's Poisonous Spider Bite Left a 'Hole' on Her Face

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Meghan Linsey is living a real-life nightmare.

The former Voice star was bitten by a venomous spider while in her sleep on Feb. 12 -- and two months later, she's still recovering from the bite that left a "hole on [her] face."

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"These pics are hard to share, but I think it's important for me to be open with you guys," Linsey posted on Instagram, explaining that she was bit by a brown recluse spider, one of the most poisonous spiders in the U.S. "I am still dealing with the wound on my face, but I finally found the right meds to control the nerve pain. I know I'm not out of the woods on this yet, but I am so incredibly grateful for my health and I will never take it for granted again."

I know I've been MIA on social media for a while, so I wanted to fill you all in on what's going on. These pics are hard to share, but I think it's important for me to be open with you guys. Everything isn't perfect all of the time. We all go through hard stuff. So, 9 days ago, on February 12, I woke up to a stinging sensation on my face. I looked and in my right hand was a dead spider. Somehow while I was sleeping, a spider had bit me and I had killed it. This scenario is literally on the top of my nightmare list. The stinging was awful and I knew it had to be poisonous. I put the spider in a bag and headed to urgent care. Over the course of the last 9 days, I have experienced the most insane symptoms. From excruciating nerve pain in my face, muscle spasms, full body rash, extreme swelling... etc. It has really been rough. It has been confirmed that I was bit by a brown recluse spider, one of two of the most poisonous spiders in the US. I am still dealing with the wound on my face, but I finally found the right meds to control the nerve pain. I know I'm not out of the woods on this yet, but I am so incredibly grateful for my health and I will never take it for granted again. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated. I will be getting back in the studio this week, to work on the new record! I can't wait to finish it. And I can't wait to get back on the road on March 9 & 10- I will be playing in Alaska! And PLEASE, if you live in area where these spiders are, do some research and learn how to protect yourself! I know this is not common at all, but better safe than sorry! Love you all! Xo Meg

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The 31-year-old country star continued to document her recovery with fans, as she experienced "excruciating nerve pain in my face, muscle spasms, full body rash, extreme swelling... etc," and an open sore that she later described as "a hole on [her] face."

Day 25- Brown Recluse Spider Bite. Good news- All of the black (dead tissue) is GONE! Super excited about this!

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Linsey shared that nearly a month later "all of the black (dead tissue)" gone, and by April, the wound had healed. "Thank you everyone for all the love and support you've shown me during these difficult months," she wrote to fans on Friday.

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