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Welsh singer and Grammy-award-winner Duffy retreated from the public eye a decade ago. Now the "Mercy" singer has opened up about why she did it. Duffy took to Instagram to explain her fans what happened and admitted she was not sure about this being the right time to share her story. 

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"Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why. The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days," is what the 35-year-old singer wrote in her heartfelt Instagram post.

Read Duffy's statement here:

Duffy says she did not want to show fans her sadness

Duffy revealed she survived thousands of days wishing to see and feel the sunshine in her heart again. "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?," she added.

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Duffy, who now has more than 140,000 followers on Instagram, has received support from her fans, one of them, for instance, commented: "Missed you girl!! I'm so proud of your bravery. Take all the time in the world to heal yourself and your soul."

Duffy rose to fame in 2008 for her single "Mercy"

Duffy came to prominence more than 10 years ago after releasing her single "Mercy." She took home the Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal in 2009 for her breakthrough album Rockferry.

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Originally from Wales, Duffy released her second album Endlessly in 2010. Then she retreated from the music scene. No details about the identity of her attacker(s) and/or where the attack took place were revealed. 

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