Eurovision Winner To Take Drug Check After On-Digicam Inexperienced Room Incident

A member of the band that received this yr’s Eurovision Track Contest has agreed to take a drug take a look at, the occasion’s organizers mentioned Sunday, after video of the Italian frontman leaning his face towards a desk raised suspicions of cocaine use.

Damiano David — lead singer of glam rock band Måneskin, which received the worldwide competitors on Saturday — provided to take a voluntary drug take a look at after arriving dwelling, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the occasion’s organizer, mentioned in a press release.

“This (take a look at) was requested by them final evening however couldn’t be instantly organized by the EBU,” the organizers mentioned. “We’re nonetheless footage fastidiously and can replace with additional data in the end.”

David has denied taking medication. His band, administration and the top of the Italian delegation have mentioned that there have been no medication current within the inexperienced room, the place David and his band have been sitting in the course of the incident in query.

“I don’t use medication,” David mentioned at a press convention following his band’s large win. “Please, guys. Don’t say that, actually, no cocaine.”

David mentioned he was merely wanting down as a result of his bandmate, guitarist Thomas Raggi, had damaged a glass. The EBU mentioned it confirmed discovering damaged glass on the desk throughout an on-site test.

The band repeated its protection in an Instagram submit and expressed shock on the accusations in opposition to David.

“We actually are AGAINST medication and we by no means used cocaine. We’re able to get examined, trigger we’ve got nothing to cover,” the assertion learn. “We’re right here to play our music and we’re so comfortable about our Eurovision win and we wanna thank everybody for supporting us.”

Måneskin received the competition with their music “Zitti E Buoni,” which scored them 524 factors, placing them 25 factors forward of France’s Barbara Pravi, who carried out her music “Voila.” Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears got here in third place with their music “Tout l’Univers.”

A complete of 26 international locations took half within the ultimate of the world’s largest dwell music occasion, which this yr happened in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


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