//Singer Duffy says she was raped, drugged, held captive for days: I survived

Singer Duffy says she was raped, drugged, held captive for days: I survived

Duffy, the singer behind the 2008 hit “Mercy,” shared a heartbreaking story about why she’s remained distant and absent from the world of music for therefore a few years following her second album, “Endlessly,” which was launched practically 10 years in the past.

“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,” Duffy wrote on Tuesday in a prolonged Instagram post accompanied by a black-and-white picture of her on a slender road.

The singer defined that quite a lot of followers had speculated “what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why,” including that she was lastly contacted by a journalist over the summer season who she felt compelled to share her story with.

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“He was kind and it felt so amazing to finally speak,” she stated earlier than explaining her absence to the world.

“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.”

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Although Duffy didn’t identify her alleged abuser, she stated that over the course of her absence from music, her coronary heart slowly “unbroke.”

Duffy performs during Francofolies New York: A Tribute To Edith Piaf at Beacon Theatre on September 19, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Duffy performs throughout Francofolies New York: A Tribute To Edith Piaf at Beacon Theatre on September 19, 2013, in New York Metropolis. (Photograph by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Photographs)

“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 defined. “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.”

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The singer’s 2008 hit single “Mercy” peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard Scorching 100 on the time and Duffy even took residence a Grammy award in 2008 for finest pop vocal album for “Rockferry.” She additionally garnered two extra nominations in the identical yr for finest new artist and finest feminine pop vocal efficiency with “Mercy.”