While the star insists that she will now 'return to quietness' after stepping forward to share the details of her traumatic experience, she hasn't ruled out the possibility to returning to music at some point in the future. However, her main goal in the present is gaining closure, at least to some degree, on her decade-long anguish. Where the past belongs. Hopefully no more 'what happened to Duffy questions', now you know … and I am free,' she concludes.
In her original post detailing the horrifying incident, Duffy revealed she had been held captive and raped in an emotional post which has since been deleted. The singer said she had wanted to share her experience with fans 'so many times'. The pop star, who hails from Nefyn in Gwynedd, Wales, said she hadn't wanted to show the world the 'sadness in her eyes'.
Posting on Instagram she said: 'You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this. The way I would write it, how I would feel thereafter. I cannot explain it. Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why'. She said she had confided in a journalist over the summer and that it had 'felt amazing to finally speak' about her experience.
The recovery took time. There's no light way to say it. 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? She went on to say that her heart 'slowly unbroke' and said that she would be soon posting a spoken interview and that all questions would be answered. You have been friends. You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this. Well, not entirely sure why now is the right time, and what it is that feels exciting and liberating for me to talk.
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. The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. 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? 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. I want to thank you for that x. 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. The singer has previously performed an array of shows and festivals across the world. In August she was introduced to Rough Trade records.
Her breakthrough came in when she released the single Rockferry. A year later she released the single Mercy, which catapulted her fame and career, her album Rockferry was also released that year - selling over 1. It was produced by Bernard Butler, who is best known as the lead guitarist from the band Suede. After the album was released Duffy had revealed that Butler hadn't initially been paid for his work on the album.
Speaking in September she said: 'At times we wondered if it would ever be released. I'm just this girl from Wales — it could have done nothing and I could have faded into obscurity.
It was all done on a shoestring. One show had been supported Coldplay in Ohio in At the time Duffy said her life had 'flashed before her eyes' after she set fire to her own hair.
The incident happened when she bent down to blow out a candle on a birthday cake and released it had caught onto her hair. In it was confirmed that Duffy would be taking a break from her music career. At the time it was believed that the break from music had been down to the sales of her second album 'Endlessly', which had under-performed her debut album.
Speaking in , a source told the Daily Mirror: 'She wants to have a quiet life and start over. She made a truckload of cash with the first album and through her endorsements with Diet Coke, so she's comfortable and able to enjoy some downtime.
But she's just not interested. Since then she had taken various acting roles and had done a handful of live performances. In it was reported that she had to flee a fire in her Kensington home. On October 3 she rescued her two cats and dogs, leaving all of her other personal belongings behind. Talking about her ordeal: Duffy said she had confided in a journalist over the summer and that it had 'felt amazing to finally speak' about her experience pictured in It is not known whether or not her Grammy Award and her Brits were stored in the property and it was reported at the time that over 60 firefighters attended the blaze.
She hinted in that she would be returning to music. She posted a picture of herself to her Facebook page with the caption ' '. Prior to this she hadn't posted anything on her Facebook page since Aside from her musical career, Duffy also worked with various companies such as Nivea. She also appeared in various eastern European commercials advertising Diet Coke.
Take That had split the year before and Rob had just broken up with his girlfriend at the time, Jacqui Hamilton-Smith. His first solo hit, 'Freedom', had been out, but he was yet to find any stability or direction in his life. I woke up one afternoon after being up all night and I knew I was fucked, you know. My bedroom was a pigsty and there were about four bowls of cornflakes dried up with cigarette butts in all of them, and that's how my head felt. Natural instinct kicked in to save myself and I opened my Filofax and went: "Right He flicked through the pages and saw Elton John's number.
They'd met when Rob was in Take That and he had been to stay a couple of times with Elton. The visits also planted the idea in Rob's head that Elton might be a good man to call when you were in this kind of mess.
So I went to his house in Windsor. I'd sort of thought that I'd wanted to get clean or stop drinking - little did I realise that I hadn't really had enough, and probably wouldn't have enough for another five years.
And Elton made sure that I was all right at his house and sent me a care package over - loads of Nike stuff in a box. I hadn't brought any clothes with me and I'd put weight on and I looked a dreadful mess and I felt awful. He spent two weeks there, 'drying out and pottering around, rattling around Elton's big house'. Elton called every day to see how he was. He also called Beechy Colclough, the therapist who has become semi-famous as a celebrity addiction specialist and media pundit. This, Rob would come to see as less of a gift.
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