Spider found living in pop star's ear for a week

Last updated at 06:48
Katei MeluaPA

Singer Katie Melua had a live spider removed from her ear this week.

The pop star said she felt an unusual rustling in her ear for a week, so she went to the doctors to get it looked at.

They used a powerful microscope to take a look in her ear, and discovered there was a tiny spider living in there.

Katie thinks the spider might have crawled into her headphones, on a recent flight, and then crawled into her ear from there.

Although she said the spider looked pretty terrifying up close, when the doctor removed it, using a micro-vacuum, the spider looked tiny.

Katie took the spider home in a test tube and later released it into her garden.