British singer Duffy came into limelight in 2008 when her debut album Rockferry earned her three Brit awards and a Grammy. Her song Mercy was one of was the third biggest hit of the UK in 2008. Lately, she was missing from social media and have revealed the reason behind it to her fans through an Instagram post.
Duffy revealed that she was held captive for a few days and was drugged and raped. She wrote, “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.”
She further wrote, “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.”
This is really brave of her to take such a huge move and reveal her side of the story. Stay strong, Duffy! We all love you.