'Mercy' Singer Duffy Explains Her Absence From the Spotlight -- Says She Was Drugged, Raped, and Held Captive [Photo]

Grammy-winning singer Duffy is coming out of obscurity with quite the explanation as to why she’s been out of the public eye.

According to Duffy, she’s been recovering after being drugged, raped, and held captive.

via TMZ:

The “Mercy” singer said she was finally ready to discuss her virtual public disappearance since 2011 when she’d released her second album. She says, “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days.”

Duffy, who had not posted anything on IG since 2017, doesn’t lay out exactly when the crime happened or where. But, it sounds like more details will be coming shortly.

The singer says she discussed the ordeal with a journalist, and the interview will be coming out in the following weeks. Duffy said, “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.”

Duffy, of course, won the best pop vocal album Grammy for “Rockferry” in 2008. That same year she was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Mercy.”

As for why she didn’t express her grief through music — Duffy said, “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.”

Take a look at her post below.

 

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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.

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