In an Instagram post, Grammy and BRIT award-winning Welsh singer Duffy has said that she was drugged and raped after being held captive by an attacker for several days.
The singer, whose 2008 hit Mercy went to number one in 12 countries, wrote: “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now.”
“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,” she added, “I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken? And slowly it unbroke.”
Duffy has said that she will release a spoken interview in the coming days.