Italian rocker returns negative drug test at Eurovision
Måneskin singer passes drug test, Eurovision alarmed "fake news" overshadowed the outcome.
It wouldn’t be Eurovision without some sort of controversy.
This year (as if COVID wasn’t enough) media questions were raised around Måneskin singer Damiano David, supposedly snorting cocaine in the green room.
Tests and an investigation have found it to be false.
The European Broadcasting Union issued a statement:
Following allegations of drug use in the Green Room of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on Saturday 22 May, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as requested by the Italian delegation, has conducted a thorough review of the facts, including checking all available footage.
A drug test was also voluntarily undertaken earlier today by the lead singer of the band Måneskin which has returned a negative result seen by the EBU.
No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the matter closed.
We are alarmed that inaccurate speculation leading to fake news has overshadowed the spirit and the outcome of the event and unfairly affected the band.
We wish to congratulate Måneskin once again and wish them huge success. We look forward to working with our Italian member Rai on producing a spectacular Eurovision Song Contest in Italy next year.