Tuesday 24 April 2018

JK Rowling jokes about run-in with large spider

The author’s husband had to trap the spider for her.

JK Rowling
JK Rowling

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

JK Rowling has admitted she had to rely on her husband when she had a run-in with a spider.

The Harry Potter author posted a picture on Twitter of a large arachnid in a jar and confessed that she had been unable to go through a door as it was blocking her path.

She joked that although she was a “strong” woman, her husband Dr Neil Murray had to save her.

Rowling said: “I am a strong, independent woman.

“Also, thanks very much to my husband for dealing with this so I could go through the door it was blocking.”

The tweet sparked plenty of response on Twitter, with fans commiserating with the author.

One person said: “There’s being a strong independent woman and there’s dealing with too many damned legs. You did fine. *shudder*.”

“I’m a strong independent man, but I would not even get close to that sorry. I hate spiders,” said another.

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