Singer Duffy 'drugged, raped and held captive'

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Duffy’s debut album Rockferry went seven occasions platinum

Grammy award-winning singer Duffy has printed she was once drugged and raped after being held captive via an attacker.

The 35-year-old Welsh famous person posted on her verified Instagram account that her “restoration took time”.

The performer, who had a UK primary unmarried Mercy in 2008, wrote to her 33,000 fans: “In reality, and please accept as true with me I’m OK and protected now.”

“I used to be raped and drugged and held captive over some days,” she wrote.

Duffy, whose debut album Rockferry went seven occasions platinum because it went to primary in six international locations, received 3 Brit Awards and a Grammy following her leap forward.

“You’ll handiest consider the volume of occasions I considered penning this,” she wrote on Instagram.

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“Neatly, now not fully certain why now could be the proper time, and what it’s that feels thrilling and releasing for me to speak.

“I can’t give an explanation for it. Lots of you surprise what came about to me, the place did I disappear to and why. A journalist contacted me, he discovered some way to succeed in me and I advised him the entirety this previous summer time. He was once type and it felt so wonderful to in the end discuss.

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Duffy wrote about her ordeal to her 33,000 Instagram fans

“In reality, and please accept as true with me I’m OK and protected now, I used to be raped and drugged and held captive over some days. After all I survived. The restoration took time. There is not any mild solution to say it. However I will be able to let you know within the final decade, the millions of days I dedicated to in need of to really feel the light in my center once more, the solar does now shine.”

‘Unhappiness in my eyes’

Duffy – whose actual title is Aimee Anne Duffy – went to primary in 12 international locations with Mercy, which was once the United Kingdom’s third-best-selling unmarried of 2008 with gross sales of greater than 500,000 copies.

The singer, from Nefyn in Gwynedd, then loved good fortune together with her first album Rockferry because it become the United Kingdom’s greatest promoting album of 2008.

“You surprise why I didn’t make a choice to make use of my voice to specific my ache? I didn’t need to display the sector the disappointment in my eyes,” she added.

“I requested myself, how can I sing from the guts whether it is damaged?

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Duffy went to primary in 12 international locations together with her unmarried Mercy

“And slowly it unbroke. Within the following weeks I will be able to be posting a spoken interview.

“If in case you have any questions I wish to solution them, within the spoken interview, if I will be able to. I’ve a sacred love and honest appreciation to your kindness over time. You might have been pals. I need to thanks for that. x Duffy.

“Please admire this can be a delicate transfer for me to make, for myself, and I don’t want any intrusion to my circle of relatives. Please reinforce me to make this a good revel in.”

The BBC tried to touch Duffy to ensure her account.

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