Duffy: Singer’s meteoric rise to fame and why she stepped away from music


Back in the late 2000s, it seemed like everyone on Earth knew the tune of Duffy’s “Mercy”.

The song, released in February 2008, propelled the Welsh singer to worldwide fame, almost instantly turning the Bangor native into an icon.

But despite her meteoric success, Duffy went silent after just a few years in the public eye.

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On Tuesday, she explained in an Instagram post that her singing career came to a halt after she was raped, drugged and held captive for several days at some point in the last decade.

“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,” she wrote.

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