Duffy shares another update with fans after opening up on horrific ordeal in which she was drugged and raped

Duffy has given fans another update after opening up on her horrifying rape ordeal.

The 35 year old took to social media last to month to bravely reveal she was "drugged, raped and held captive for days" as she explained her absence from the spotlight since releasing her second album Endlessly in 2010.

She has now returned to Instagram to share a new message, revealing she had recorded a new song about overcoming the terrible incident.

Posting a gorgeous image of herself to her 194,000 followers, she addressed BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley.

The Mercy hitmaker wrote: "Hi Jo (Whiley) Hope you are well and keeping safe.

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"Wanted to send you this to play on the radio, if you want. You may have read the words I wrote a few weeks back, I do feel freer.

"Tried to follow up with a spoken interview, but it's harder than I thought, I will follow up in writing soon.

"Universal Music & no one knows I am doing this. They won't be mad, they are lovely people.

"So here's a song … here's 'Something Beautiful'. It's just something for you to play people on radio during these troubling times, if you like the song of course. If it lifts spirits.

"I don't plan to release it, I just thought a little something might be nice for people if they are at home, on lockdown," she continued.

Duffy, whose real first name is Aimee, deleted her initial post about the ordeal, in which she revealed she had gone through the experience.

She wrote at the time: "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."

She continued: "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.

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"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.

She ended the caption with: "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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