DUFFY - DUFFY STEPFATHER'S MURDER THREAT
Welsh soul sensation DUFFY lived in a safe house as a child - after her stepfather received death threats from his ex-wife.
The Mercy hitmaker feared for her life when a hitman was allegedly offered a large sum of money to kill her mother's husband, Philip Smith.
The star - full name Aimee Ann Duffy - was rushed to a secret location to protect her from the sinister plot.
Smith's ex-wife was later sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison - and the singer moved back in with her biological father, according to Britain's Reveal magazine.
Duffy explains, "It was a horrible experience. My stepdad went through a lot. He's a good man. We were really afraid and it ruined my mum. She became really shy.
"After a few years I decided I needed to find my own path in life and moved out - leaving everyone behind."