Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged, and held captive' in emotional Instagram post

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged, and held captive' in emotional Instagram post

The Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy has alleged that she was once sexually assaulted, drugged, and held against her will in a shocking post on her newly-established Instagram account.

The 'Warick Avenue' songstress and Grammy-award-winner uploaded a black-and-white image of herself, along with a lengthy caption in which she discussed the alleged abuse she supposedly endured in the past.

Take a look at this news report on the shocking Instagram post: 

Duffy (real name Aimee Anne Duffy) captioned her post: "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."

She continued: "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."

The singer also said that she will be providing more information about the alleged sexual abuse in the near future, writing: "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."

Finally, she appealed to her fans and followers for their understanding and thanked them for all their support, writing: "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."

She added: "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."