— Glen Scott QBE (@glenrules) May 22, 2021
This led to David being forced to deny drug use at the press conference after the event.
“Thomas [guitarist Thomas Raggi] broke a glass … I don’t use drugs, please guys, do not say that. Don’t say that really,” he pleaded. “No cocaine please, do not say that.”
The band later said on their Instagram stories that they were “ready to get tested because we have nothing to hide”.
“We are really shocked about what some people are saying about Damiano doing drugs. We really are AGAINST drugs and we never used cocaine,” they said.
— anna holligan 🎙 (@annaholligan) May 23, 2021
The EBU said evidence at the scene backed up David’s account about the glass smashing.
“The band have strongly refuted the allegations of drug use and the singer in question will take a voluntary drug test after arriving home,” the European Broadcasting Union said in a statement.
“The band, their management and head of delegation have informed us that no drugs were present in the Green Room and explained that a glass was broken at their table and it was being cleared by the singer,” the EBU statement reads.
“The EBU can confirm broken glass was found after an on-site check. We are still looking at footage carefully and will update with further information in due course.”