NOPE Of The Day: British Pop Star Katie Melua Discovers A Spider Living Inside Her Ear

For some of us this could be our greatest nightmare come true and it perfectly defines the internet meme, 'NOPE', it doesn't matter how far you remove yourself from the horror in question, it will always be there. Closer than you can bear to imagine.

Pop singer Katie Melua discovered a surprise visitor living inside her ear: a spider. She believes the arachnid had found its way in there from an old pair of in-ear headphones that she wore to block out sound while on a flight.

The spider set up home in there for a whole week, at which point she went to the doctors because she kept hearing a shuffling sound and was worried she was getting tinnitus. The doctor found that it was actually a spider—known as a Salticidae or jumping spider—and used a micro-vacuum cleaner to get the critter out.

Melua's spokeswoman told The Daily Mail.

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 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.

One of Melua's hits was called "Spider's Web," maybe she should do a follow up. Spider's Ear? Spider Shuffle? I'm here all week.....

The singer posted about the incident on her Instagram account, complete with pictures of the tiny creature.

So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor to have it checked out this morning. THIS little fella is what they found!

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.

So there you go. While it's certainly bizarre, it's not quite as upsetting as the poor guy who had a tropical spider burrow inside his body for three days. Spiders man, Jesus. What's wrong with living in a web?