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Singer Duffy opens up to her fans about being held captive, raped and drugged

by on February 26, 2020
 

Singer-songwriter, Duffy has opened up to her fans in an emotional post about how she was held captive, raped, and drugged.

Sharing a black and white photo of herself, the 35-year-old from Bangor in Wales, said she hadn’t wanted to show the world the “sadness in her eyes,” but talking about it now gives her an exciting and liberating feeling.

Singer Duffy opens up to her fans about being held captive, raped and drugged

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.

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.

Singer Duffy opens up to her fans about being held captive, raped and drugged

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