Singer Duffy returns to social media three years after revealing her alleged kidnapping and rape

Singer Duffy, best known for her song “Mercy”, has returned to social media after a break of more than three years.

Singer, full name Amy Duffy, shared a post An inspirational animated video with voiceover about the nature of happiness is being presented.

A voiceover in the video says, “One day you'll see it, that joy was always about discovery.” “Hope, listening to your heart and following it wherever it wants to go. Happiness was always being kind to yourself.”

“A little something to inspire the heart. Hope you're all doing well. Lots of love, Duffy,” Duffy wrote in the caption.

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Singer Duffy, best known for her song “Mercy”, has returned to social media after a three-year break. She had earlier revealed a harrowing account of the kidnapping and attack. (Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The post comes four years after the shocking incident in which she was kidnapped, raped and held captive for several weeks, and three years after her last social media post.

In February 2020, Duffy addressed speculation about “what happened to me, where I disappeared to and why” after her 2010 album, “Endlessly”, in a now-deleted post.

“The truth is, and please believe me I'm fine and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held hostage for a few days,” she revealed. “Of course I survived. It took time to heal. There's no easy way to say it. But I can tell you that in the last decade, I've taken thousands of years to feel the sunlight, the sun, in my heart again.” Spent a thousand days.” Now it shines.”

Duffy has not named her alleged abuser and kidnapper but shared more details in an essay on her website.

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On her website, Duffy wrote a lengthy essay explaining that she had been kidnapped, held captive, and raped by an unnamed perpetrator. (Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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“It was my birthday, I was drugged in a restaurant, then I was drugged for four weeks and I went abroad,” she recalled in the post. “I don't remember boarding the plane and sitting in the back of a tour vehicle. I was put in a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me.”

She said she remained trapped in the hotel room with her kidnapper for another day and feared he would kill her before returning to an unspecified location later.

“I knew my life was in immediate danger, he made a veiled admission of his desire to kill me,” he said. “With what little strength I had, my instinct was to run, run, and find somewhere to stay that I couldn't find.”

The Grammy-winner didn't reveal how she managed to escape her captor, but said that once she was away, she struggled with trauma. She also said she was afraid to go to the police, believing that hiding from her kidnapper and not publicly revealing her name was the safer option, and even turned away family who offered help. Went.

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The Grammy-winner says she escaped her kidnapper and went into hiding. (Brill/Ulstein Bild via Getty Images)

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“My hiding for the last decade also meant I was isolated from everyone else,” she said. “What happened was not only a betrayal of me, of my life, a violence that almost killed me, it also took away a lot from other people.”

After struggling for years and being at “high risk of suicide”, she decided to share her story in the hopes it would help others.

“I am not ashamed to tell you that I have spent almost 10 years completely alone and it still burns my heart to write this. I owe it to myself to say this, I feel obliged to tell “I really appreciate how challenging it was to get through this and to finally reveal this. I hope this brings you comfort in feeling less embarrassed if you feel alone,” she wrote.

In 2021, Duffy shared “passing thoughts” in a series of posts on Instagram, consisting of simple phrases written in black and white text that focused on inspirational messages, such as, “Sometimes, as hard as it is , We have to understand that there are things we cannot accept and accept, there are things we cannot understand.”

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Duffy shared her account in hopes that “it will help you feel less embarrassed if you feel alone.” (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

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Currently, most of the Welsh singer's Instagram feed has been deleted, except for the latest post, and one from 2020, which included a black-and-white photo of her accompanied by audio of her song “River in the Sky.”

If you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

Fox News Digital's Julius Young and Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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