Welsh singer Duffy – who in 2020 bravely laid bare the details of a terrifying incident where she was drugged, raped and kidnapped – has filled her Instagram page with quotes
Singer Duffy has filled her Instagram timeline with quotes that she has dubbed “passing thoughts.”
The Mercy hitmaker, 37, touches on themes of love, history, acceptance, music and life in the nine uploads posted on Sunday evening.
She captioned the first one with an explanation for her flurry of social media activity by penning: “Sharing passing thoughts. I don’t envisage this being a permanent thing, something to connect. Nervous. Doing it anyway. Duffy.”
The blonde also shared some of the text images on her Stories and wrote ‘Passing thoughts…’ to announce her posts to followers, as well as updating her bio with the same message.
The nine new posts – which are white squares with black text on – are the latest uploads on the singer’s account – which was empty until she shared a snap of herself alongside a sunshine emoji on September 11.
Last year, talented singer Duffy courageously revealed the horrifying kidnap and rape ordeal she had been put through 10 years earlier.
After years of shying away from the spotlight, Duffy came forward to share the devastating story of what she’d been through.
The Welsh singer bravely laid bare the details of a terrifying incident where she was drugged, raped and kidnapped.
She opened up about how she was abducted after being drugged at a restaurant on her birthday.
In her own words, the songstress recalled the heartbreaking ordeal which she endured for four weeks.
Duffy remembered being taken to a foreign country where she was raped in a hotel room by the perpetrator.
She said: “It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country.
“I can’t remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me.
“I remember the pain and trying to stay conscious in the room after it happened. I was stuck with him for another day, he didn’t look at me, I was to walk behind him, I was somewhat conscious and withdrawn. I could have been disposed of by him. “
The star said she was too scared to run away while she was in a foreign country incase the perpetrator alerted the police and they tracked her down.
Duffy found the strength from within to stay alive during the harrowing ordeal.
She elaborated on duffywords.com : “I contemplated running away to the neighbouring city or town, as he slept, but had no cash and I was afraid he would call the police on me, for running away, and maybe they would track me down as a missing person. I do not know how I had the strength to endure those days, I did feel the presence of something that helped me stay alive.”
In the aftermath, Duffy admitted she was “dazed like a zombie” when she flew home with the perpretator.
She was then held captive in her own home.
It was the perpretator’s threats to kill her which gave her the courage to flee and find somewhere else to live where she couldn’t be traced by him.
She said: “I flew back with him, I stayed calm and as normal as someone could in a situation like that, and when I got home, I sat, dazed, like a zombie. I knew my life was in immediate danger, he made veiled confessions of wanting to kill me. With what little strength I had, my instinct was to then run, to run and find somewhere to live that he could not find.
“The perpetrator drugged me in my own home in the four weeks, I do not know if he raped me there during that time, I only remember coming round in the car in the foreign country and the escape that would happen by me fleeing in the days following that. I do not know why I was not drugged overseas; it leads me to think I was given a class A drug and he could not travel with it.”
The gut-wrenching trauma left Duffy suicidal and she credited her therapist for helping her.
It was on her therapist’s pink sofa in her company in her huge library that the singer was first finally able to share her terrible tale with another person.
She added: “Without her I may not have made it through. I was high risk of suicide in the aftermath.”
For weeks after the attack, Duffy refused to see any other people and wanted to remain alone.
The singer told her fans she would throw her PJs on the fire and cut all her hair off while she isolated herself from the rest of the world.
She said: “In the aftermath I would not see someone, a physical soul, for sometimes weeks and weeks and weeks at a time, remaining alone. I would take off my pyjamas and throw them in the fire and put on another set. My hair would get so knotted from not brushing it, as I grieved, I cut it all off.”
In the years that followed, Duffy moved five times in three years to escape her rapist.
It had an impact on her romances as Duffy said she was “love bombed” by people who wanted to date the singer on her album covers rather than the “hurting” person she was during recovery.
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