Pop star Duffy has shared a harrowing account of her rape ordeal, in an effort to help other who have suffered the same.

The singer, who lived in Letterston and attended school in Haverfordwest, first spoke about the ordeal in February and revealed more details about the incident on Sunday (April 5) via a post on her Instagram page.

She said: "It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country.

"I can’t remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me.

"I remember the pain and trying to stay conscious in the room after it happened. I was stuck with him for another day, he didn’t look at me, I was to walk behind him, I was somewhat conscious and withdrawn.

"I could have been disposed of by him. I contemplated running away to the neighbouring city or town, as he slept, but had no cash and I was afraid he would call the police on me, for running away, and maybe they would track me down as a missing person."

The singer was not sure how she managed to endure the ordeal and said the man made veiled threats of wanting to kill her.

Duffy said she had been drugged in her own home but was not sure if she was raped there, only remembering that she came round in a foreign country where she made her escape.

She said: "After it happened, someone I knew came to my house and saw me on my balcony staring into space, wrapped in a blanket. I cannot remember getting home.

"Thereafter, it didn’t feel safe to go to the police. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and he would have killed me."

Duffy said she has since reported the incident to two police officers.

In her post, Duffy explained she was tired of hiding the incident as it had become a burden that made her feel alone.

She said: "What is also hard to explain is that, in hiding, in not talking, I was allowing the rape to become a companion.

"Me and it living in my being, I no longer wanted to feel that intimacy with it, a decade of that intimacy has been destructive. I had to set myself free.

"I have been hurt and it would have been dangerous to talk from that hurt place in the past, prior to feeling ready."

The singer thanked fans for their messages of kindness on her Instagram post where she first talked about the incident in February.

She added that she hopes others who have suffered like her can find "liberation in their own way".

The full statement can be read on the website duffywords.com