Bette Midler: A Worm Crawled Out of My iPhone

No word on how it got in there
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Bette Midler attends Bette Midler's 2014 Hulaween Gala: "Fellini Hulaweeni" at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Today's Weird/Gross Celebrity Story comes to us courtesy of Bette Midler. It all started when her iPhone got wet, and, well, we'll just let her tweets from Tuesday tell the story:

  • 11:11am: "World gone mad. AND I dropped my phone in the toilet AGAIN!! I should own stock in Carolina Rice." (Sticking a wet phone in uncooked rice can supposedly help salvage it, Business Insider notes.)
  • 12:34pm: "Grains of rice stuck in phone. This may end my @twitter career."

  • Wednesday, 11:17am: "Newest on IPhone saga: so I stuck it overnight in this rice I bought and next morning a tiny worm crawled out of the headphone opening!"
Sadly, she left the world hanging on that point, so it remains unclear how the worm got into her phone or whether you should be concerned one is living in your phone. Or, perhaps, in your Carolina Rice. (Another Weird/Gross Midler Story: She once slept with Geraldo.)

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