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Meghan Linsey Shares She Was Bitten By Venomous Spider, Says She's 'Glad to be Alive'

Meghan Linsey Shares She Was Bitten By Venomous Spider, Says She's 'Glad to be Alive'

Meghan Linsey is sharing a super scary spider bite that nearly left a whole in her face.

The 31-year-old country singer and The Voice runner-up shared with People magazine that she was bitten by a venomous spider back in February that caused massive swelling, muscle spasms, and an intense rash all over her body.

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After rushing to urgent care, the antibiotics and saline solutions didn’t work and her eye nearly swelled shut.

“I was supposed to be like getting better, but I was getting worse – up until day nine, which is when the symptoms stopped happening and the necrosis started on my face,” Meghan said.

Then the skin surrounding the bit on her face began to rot as her skin cells died, leaving what she calls “a hole on my face.”

Meghan than began consulting with a wound specialist where she underwent experimental hyperbaric chamber treatment luckily improving her face.

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has been documenting her recovery on her Instagram, which lead to a fan reaching out to her to recommend a gel dressing that treats wounds and can be used under makeup so that she could continue touring again.

“I’m one of those people that just throws it [makeup] on and goes, but now I have to put three or more layers on this one area of my face,” Meghan said. “It’s kind of a pain at this point, but, after going through everything I went through I’m just glad to be alive.”

As she continues to recover, Meghan isn’t sure yet if a scar will be left on her face, but she appreciates all of the support and love she has been getting.

“I think that people appreciate it when you’re real. I’m like, ‘What am I going to do? Be hiding this thing that I’m going through?’” Meghan said. “And honestly, it’s nice to raise awareness. It’s not talked about a lot and I have a way to get the word out.”

Click inside to see pics of Meghan Linsey’s wound…

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