You probably remember Meghan Linsey from 'The Voice.' The runner-up's powerhouse voice helped her break onto the country scene two years ago.
Back in February she shared some horrible news with fans on social media; Meghan was bitten by a brown recluse spider. "Woke up to a stinging sensation on my face," Linsey posted. She discovered a dead spider in her right hand and was suddenly overcome with "excruciating pain, muscle spasms, full body rash, extreme swelling."
The large venomous spider is found mostly in the south, central and Midwest parts of the country.
Meghan has documented her healing, and after months of struggling things are finally starting to look up!
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
Sorry if this grosses anyone out, but a lot of people have asked to see updated pictures of my healing, so this is where we're at. I definitely think the hyperbaric chamber treatments sped up the healing process dramatically. It's been 3 weeks since my bite. Just waiting for the last little bit of black (dead tissue) to slough off so that new skin can grow and the wound can heal. Thank you again for the prayers, words of encouragement, and love! Love you guys! Xo Meg
Loving my hair color right now. I hit my roots up yesterday with some bleach and then used the @celebluxury Viral Colorwash in lavender. This time I left the ends of my hair out when I first applied it and then added water and washed it all the way through to the ends! This colorwash stuff is a game changer!!!! 🔮💜#nofilter #purplehairdontcare #lavenderhair #pastelhair #viralcolorwash #diyhair #hair