Welsh star singer Duffy said she was held captive, drugged and raped by an attacker.
Grammy award-winner Duffy posted a post on her Instagram. She wrote, “recovery took time”.
Duffy, 35, had a UK number-one single Mercy in 2008.
She wrote on her Instagram, “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 added, “You can only imagine the number of times I thought about writing this,”
She also wrote, “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. 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.
“The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. 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.”
Duffy made her debut with an album Rockferry that went seven times platinum. Rockferry won three Brit Awards and a grammy award.
Duffy’s real name is Aimee Anne Duffy. She went to number one in 12 countries with Mercy, which was the third-best-selling single of 2008 in the UK with sales of more than 500,000 copies.
She also said, “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,”
“I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken?
“And slowly it unbroke. In the following weeks, I will be posting a spoken interview.”If you have any questions I would like to answer them, in the spoken interview, if I can. I have a sacred love and sincere appreciation for your kindness over the years. You have been friends. I want to thank you for that. x Duffy.
“Please respect this is a gentle move for me to make, for myself, and I do not want any intrusion to my family. Please support me to make this a positive experience.