Italy’s Eurovision winning singer to take voluntary drug test after viral clip

Italy's Eurovision winning singer to take voluntary drug test after viral clip
Månskin singer Damiano David celebrates after winning Eurovision. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
The singer for Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winning band Måneskin will take a voluntary drug test after speculation arose over a video clip of his behaviour at the competition, organisers said Sunday.
A video clip that appeared to show Damiano David bent over the table as if snorting a line of cocaine went viral on Saturday night. 

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.

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.”

Member comments

  1. Daniela, it was just tongue in cheek and i,m sure your right about those bloody French.
    Its certainly Maneskins year!

    1. Actually, they DON’T do drugs!
      Damiano took the test and it came back negative.
      It’s the French media wanting to put the dirt on Damiano and the fact that they feel miffed that their singer, Barbara Pravi didn’t win.

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