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Duffy reveals she was held captive in shocking post – details

The singer has bravely recalled her ordeal

Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
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Duffy has bravely spoken out about a shocking situation where she was held captive and abused, which resulted in her sudden disappearance from the spotlight. The singer shared her experience in a harrowing Instagram post on Tuesday evening, writing: "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."

Reassuring her followers that she is "ok and safe now", she revealed that she was assaulted and held captive over a period of days. She added: "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?

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Duffy bravely shared her horrific attack on Instagram

Her followers were quick to express their sadness and relief that she is finally able to speak about her ordeal. One commented: "Omg. I’m shocked. Sending you love," another said: "We love you Duffy. Glad you’re healing." And a third added: "Thank you so much for sharing this Duffy. I missed you for so many years and always wondered what had happened. I think this will inspire many people. You have a lot of courage to handle it all by yourself and I’m certain your voice will reflect your experiences from a place of light."

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