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Busted singer James Bourne rushed to hospital after being bitten by black widow spider

Busted singer James Bourne rushed to hospital after being bitten by black widow spider

The singer has shared an update following the incident

Busted star James Bourne has said he was rushed to hospital after suffering a spider bite.

The musician - part of the three-man pop-punk band with Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson - revealed that he 'ended up at the hospital' after being bitten by a black widow spider.

No, he did not turn into Spider-Man.

"The black widow spider is an eight-legged arachnid with a shiny black body that ranges from 1/4 inch to 1 3/8 inches long," explains Cleveland Clinic.

"Female black widows have a distinctive red hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of their bodies.

"Females are larger and more dangerous than males.

"Black widows get their name from the myth that the females eat the males after mating, leaving them 'widowed', but this rarely happens.

James Bourne was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a black widow spider.
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"A bite from a female releases a toxic venom that attacks your nerve endings, causing severe muscle aches and pains.

"If you think a black widow bit you, seek medical care right away."

Taking to Instagram earlier today (29 December), the 40-year-old told his followers that he is now fully recovered.

After suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension), Bourne wrote a caption alongside a photo of his leg and another of a black widow.

"I’m finally recovered now (touch wood) from being bitten by a black widow spider," he said.

"I did not know how serious my condition was until I was refused an IV drip at my local Next health because I was suffering hypertension with a blood pressure reading of 190 / 115 mmHg.

"Apparently that’s quite serious. I ended up at the hospital later that night!

"Anyway, I'm still here, Alive and kicking! Cool story bro… "

The singer updated fans after the incident.

According to the NHS: "Blood pressure is recorded with two numbers. The systolic pressure (higher number) is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body.

"The diastolic pressure (lower number) is the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels between heartbeats when blood is pumped around your heart.

"They're both measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).

"High blood pressure is considered to be from 140/90mmHg or more if your reading was taken at a pharmacy, GP surgery or clinic (or an average of 135/85mmHg if it was taken at home)."

Commenting on the post, one fan wrote: "Ouch! I’m glad you are on the mend…great story though."

Another added: "Oh dam! Glad you're getting there! ... all that horrible stuff & not even Spiderman powers... but seriously glad your OK x."

While a third joked: "You need a Simpsons marathon and lots of um bongo. I will send a load of bubble wrap to you to keep safe. I can’t deal with any else happening especially to you."

Featured Image Credit: Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images/Karwai Tang/WireImage

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Music