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Christopher Maloney died after being bitten by a spider

Christopher Maloney has revealed that being bitten by a spider during a recent holiday in Turkey left him fighting for his life.

The X Factor star, who had been enjoying a romantic getaway with his partner Gary Donan, had to be resuscitated after his heart stopped beating twice as a result of anaphylactic shock.

Speaking to MailOnline, the 39-year-old singer revealed: 'It was a very terrifying experience and thought I was actually going to die.'

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Shocking: Christopher Maloney has revealed that being bitten by a spider during a recent holiday in Turkey left him fighting for his life. The X Factor star had been enjoying a romantic getaway with his partner Gary Donan (pictured) 

Shocking: Christopher Maloney has revealed that being bitten by a spider during a recent holiday in Turkey left him fighting for his life. The X Factor star had been enjoying a romantic getaway with his partner Gary Donan (pictured) 

Admitting that the bite on the head was so painful that he initially thought he'd been hit with a crowbar, Christopher explained: 'I was at the beach and decided to head back to hotel so started to walk then I felt like I got hit at back of head whilst walking to get cab.

'I then felt sick and dizzy and I felt like I was hit again at back of head. I fell to the floor and started to shake and my throat started to close over and I went into anaphylactic shock then I passed out.'

Christopher revealed that his life was saved by a fellow holidaymaker, Mandy Fisher, who

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