Eurovision 2021: Måneskin denies using drugs
EBU investigating suggestions of drug use in the Green Room as band denies any breach.
Damiano David lead singer of Italian rockers Måneskin has denied using drugs in the Eurovision Green Room.
Social media lit up with speculation that vision of David leaning over a table were evidence he was sorting drugs.
He said, “(Guitarist) Thomas broke a glass. I don’t use drugs, please guys. Please don’t say that.
“Please don’t say that. But really, no cocaine. Don’t say that.”
On Instagram they wrote, “We are really shocked about what some people are saying about Damiamo doing drugs. We really are AGAINST drugs and we never used cocaine. We are ready to get [tested], cause we have nothing to hide. We are here to play our music and we are so happy about our Eurovision win and we wanna thank everyone for supporting us. Rock’n Roll never dies. We love you.”
Organisers said in a statement, “We are aware of the speculation surrounding the video clip of the Italian winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room last night. The band have strongly refuted the allegations of drug use and the singer in question will take a voluntary drug test after arriving home. This was requested by them last night but could not be immediately organized by the EBU. 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 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.”