Duffy Reveals Why She Stepped Away From The Music Industry

Published: Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 by David

The Brit-Pop singer/songwriter Duffy has revealed that she stepped away from the music industry after she was held captive and raped shortly after her ascent to fame.

Her story below…

The gifted musician was launched by A&M records in 2007 in response to the success of fellow vocalist Amy Winehouse and watched her debut album and its hit singles soar globally.

Then she disappeared.

Today, she is revealing that she stepped away from the public’s gaze after a horrific incident which saw her held captive and raped shortly after she became an international Pop sensation.

Read the brave woman’s words 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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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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  1. Zion February 25, 2020

    Sorry to hear!

    • C**-ila February 25, 2020

      I feel so sorry for her. I love her voice and her first album is so great.
      Hope she get well soon :/

  2. Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

    This is so sad.
    I hope she finds the strength and courage to heal and get back to doing what she loves the most, which is making music.

    Mercy is iconic.

    • Cûûmila Cebolla February 25, 2020

      Your mother is a whöre

      • Cûûmila Cebolla February 25, 2020

        + a human toilet

      • Shayla Queen 👑 February 25, 2020

        Pull yourself together. This isn’t the post for that.

      • Cûûmila Cebolla February 25, 2020

        Every post is the right post to insult Clarkson and his slüt mom

  3. Only Facts February 25, 2020

    Wow. I loved her music and her voice. Sad that this happened, but I am so glad that she survived.

  4. Bluebird February 25, 2020

    Poor girl. Horrible.

  5. Shayla Queen 👑 February 25, 2020

    Duffy ❤️

  6. Cici February 25, 2020

    So so sorry to hear this Duffy

  7. J February 25, 2020

    Damn! That’s heartbreaking 💔😢

  8. Hfh February 25, 2020

    Wow

  9. Charli Cheer Up February 25, 2020

    So sad. Hope she finds strength to continue what she loves best! I hope who ever did this to her is punished whether he is a big name in the industry or not!

  10. I love big black c** February 26, 2020

    Another white gurl to play as victim & using #me too to gain attention. She forgot to mention her sophomore slump and that’s why she disappeared

    • Juju February 26, 2020

      The second album sold over 7 million copies and this was before the major of streaming. Beyoncé’s I Am… Sasha Fierce (personally my favorite) sold less than Duffy. Duffy’s second album was the 4th best selling album of 2008 and #1 in the UK. Back then it was not so easy to go those numbers as today and that includes (her approval) of people illegally downloading her music because many couldn’t afford it.

  11. Henry February 26, 2020

    We need women with backbones of iron who can stand out in the crowded and show the world that they have not lost their principles and are still meant to behave well and make good decisions if things work against their will

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