If you’ve been wondering what happened to country music singer Meghan Linsey over the last few months, her recent Instagram post has just shed some light on her mysterious whereabouts.

The season 8 contestant for The Voice posted some pictures as well as a very lengthy description about her little incident. The Louisiana resident described a stinging feeling while she was asleep, only to awake and discover a dead spider in her hand! She could only deduce that it was a reflex cause from the stinging sensation.

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

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The spider that caused such turmoil and immense pain was a brown recluse, which happens to be the 2nd most dangerous spider in the United States.

Meghan recently sat down with ET to talk about the whole experience:

Watch the Interview Below


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