This week Welsh singer, Duffy, who is best known for her international hit "Mercy" has broken her silence and explained why she left the spotlight. Now fans who have been curious where the singer has been throughout the decade have their answer.

Duffy took to Instagram Tuesday afternoon to shed light on a sensitive subject as well as assured her fans she'll be making her way back.

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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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According to her post, Duffy has been taking to heal and recover from a traumatic event. Duffy states, "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."

It's a heartbreaking experience no one should have to go through. Despite it all, Duffy has a positive outlook. The singer goes on to say, "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."

We admire Duffy's strength and bravery. As do her fans and supporters. Many of whom, took to Twitter to express themselves on the subject.

Duffy asks for respect, privacy and patience as she makes her gentle move forward.

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