Singer Duffy said in her first public Instagram post on Tuesday that she left the spotlight almost 10 years ago because she had been kidnapped and raped.
Duffy, real name Aimee Anne Duffy, said opened up about the incident to a journalist who found her last summer and that it felt “amazing” to talk.
“The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days,” Duffy said. “Of course I survived. The recovery took time.”
Duffy rose to international fame in 2008 after the release of her song “Mercy,” which was featured in Grey’s Anatomy and the Sex and the City film. She won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2009.
It is unclear when or where the alleged kidnapping occurred or whether Duffy contacted the police. She said she plans on releasing a spoken interview in the coming weeks in an effort to answer any questions.