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British singer Duffy who shot to fame in the noughties, said Tuesday she spent several years away from the public eye because she was raped, drugged and held captive.

Aimee Anne Duffy, known simply as Duffy, who as stole the limelight in 2008 with hits such as "Mercy," made the statements in an Instagram post.EFE-EPA