I’m sure you remember the singer named Duffy. Her first big hit was “Mercy” and it pretty much ruled the radio back in 2008.
She quickly shot to fame, and then she went completely MIA about a decade ago.
Now, she’s breaking her silence on where she went and why.
In a completely heartbreaking post on Instagram, she shared that she was assaulted and held captive for several days.
“You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this,” Duffy started out her post on social media.
“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.”
Instagram; Duffy is pictured above in a black and white photo she posted along with her message
“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. 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.”
“Please respect this is a gentle move for me to make, for myself, and I do not want any intrusion to my family.”
“Please support me to make this a positive experience.”
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