Singer Duffy revealed she was ‘drugged, raped and held captive’

Duffy revealed her experience on Instagram. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Grammy award-winning singer Duffy has revealed that she was drugged and raped after an attacker held her captive.

The 35-year-old singer wrote on her Instagram account that her ‘recovery took time’ and “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now.”

“I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days,” she wrote to her 33,000 followers.

Singer Duffy’s first album Rockferry went seven times platinum as it went to number one in six countries, won three Brit Awards and a Grammy following her breakthrough.

She said she intended to talk about this many times but never managed to do so.

“Well, not entirely sure why now is the right time, and what it is that feels exciting and liberating for me to talk.”

“I cannot explain it. Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why”, said the Welsh star, ”A journalist contacted me, he found a way to reach me and I told him everything this past summer. He was kind and it felt so amazing to finally speak.”

She said ”Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There’s no light way to say it. But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.”

Aimee Anne Duffy, the real name of the singer, went to number one in 12 countries with Mercy, which was the UK’s third-best-selling single of 2008 with sales of more than 500,000 copies.

She then released her first album which was a huge hit in the UK and became the country’s biggest selling album in 2008.

“You wonder why I did not choose to use my voice to express my pain? I did not want to show the world the sadness in my eyes,” she added.

“I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken?

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