'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 in [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."

See the evolution of her injury:

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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
I cannot believe the outpouring of love and support I have received from all of you. I'm finally feeling somewhat normal again. It has been 11 days since I was bit by a brown recluse spider. I saw the Toxicologist at Vanderbilt yesterday and she said she thinks my wound is going to heal just fine on it's own. She doesn't think I will need surgery, which is a huge relief! I am so grateful for all of your prayers, well wishes and positive energy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️
Just finished my 3rd hyperbaric chamber treatment in 2 days! They say it has to get worse before it gets better. At least my eyebrows are on point 💁😂
Day 25- Brown Recluse Spider Bite. Good news- All of the black (dead tissue) is GONE! Super excited about this!
Pre-makeup morning selfie. 😴😴😴 natural brows by @waxlocal #beagleinthebackground #morning #nomakeup #scarface
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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."

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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See photos from last season of "The Voice":

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THE VOICE -- 'Live Playoffs' Episode: 1113A -- Pictured: Billy Gilman -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Wé McDonald -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Darby Walker -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Alicia Keys -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: Miley Cyrus -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: Alicia Keys -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Season: 11 -- Pictured: Billy Gilman -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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