Welsh singer Duffy has opened up about a terrifying ordeal on social media.
The Warwick Avenue songstress, who disappeared from the music scene following the release of her 2010 album Endlessly, took to Instagram to pen a harrowing statement last night.
Alongside a snapshot from her first album Rockferry’s artwork, the 35-year-old Mercy singer 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. 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 continued.
‘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.’
Revealing that she is set to open up further about her trauma in upcoming days, Duffy went on, ‘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.’