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'X Factor' Contestants

Claim Man-Eating Bed Bugs

Attacked Them in L.A. Hotel

11/12/2011 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1111_xfactor_bedbugs_EXSeveral "X Factor" finalists claim they were nearly eaten alive at their L.A. hotel this week, TMZ has learned -- after a swarm of bloodthirsty bed bugs feasted on their flesh ... while they slept.

Sources close to the contestants tell TMZ, the unidentified singers in question were staying at the Grafton Hotel ... and when four of them woke up in the morning, they were covered in bites.

We're told the contestants did a little digging and claim they discovered the hotel had a massive bed bug infestation -- so they bailed asap, and notified "X Factor" producers ... who then dealt with the hotel and found new digs for the singers.

Sources connected to production say the hotel acknowledged the bed bug problem. A rep for the Grafton had no comment when we called.

Sleep tight.


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The only man eating bug trying to creep in the male contestants beds was L.A. Reid...OKAY!!!

1023 days ago


Sprays DO NOT work for bed bugs. You need to hire a professional pesticide company to combat bed bugs (serious problem in the U.S. and rising) not just on coastal cities, but in mid-city areas as well. When you come home from a trip - leave your suitcase in the garage. Empty out all of your belongings and wash everything (even if you didn't wear it). Never drag your suitcase into your bedroom - always keep your suitcase stored in the garage or basement. For more useful information go to BEDBUGCENTRAL.COM.

1022 days ago


That is so gross, I really do hope they decontaminated their luggage before they moved to a new hotel!

1022 days ago
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