Pop star Duffy reveals she was drugged, raped and held captive

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Feb 26, 2020, 12.42 PM(IST)

Pop star Duffy Photograph:( Twitter )

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On Tuesday, Grammy award winner Duffy opened about her absence from the public eye.

On Tuesday, Grammy award winner Duffy opened about her absence from the public eye. The singer revealed that she was drugged and raped after being held captive by an attacker.

The 35-year-old star has written down a Instagram post where she described her feelings.

Her caption read,'' You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this. The way I would write it, how I would feel thereafter. 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''.

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''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. 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

In the post, she also told that she will carry out a spoken interview in the coming weeks.

The singer had enjoyed success with her first album 'Rockferry' as it became the UK's biggest selling album of 2008 and had also given UK number one single 'Mercy'.