Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Duffy, the Brit Singer Who Would Have Been Adele, Finally Speaks About Her Decade Long Disappearance


Duffy was going to be Adele. She was the next Dusty Springfield. Twelve years ago, Duffy, aka Aimee Anne Duffy is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Tipperary Town, County Tipperary, Ireland. She had a massive hit with the album, “Rockferry” and was set to explode in the US on DefJam Records. At the 51st Grammy Awards held in February 2009, Duffy even won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Rockferry.” Earlier she had been nominated for awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her single, “Mercy.”

But then she vanished. There were rumblings since 2011 of a career, but very little materialized. Until today, that is. Her sole post on Instagram is below, in which Duffy says she is safe now, but 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.”

This is so sad. She is obviously not mentally well, and hasn’t been for a very long time. She’s either off her meds and or escaped from a guardian. It’s not funny. News outlets are taking her wild claims seriously. They certainly shouldn’t. We have to hope she gets the right help ASAP.

Here’s the posting:

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

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.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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