Eurovision winner cleared of drug use: What you need to know
On Saturday Italian pop-metal band Måneskin won Eurovision, an international song competition which is organized annually by European Broadcasting Union. The show was canceled in 2020 due to coronavirus lockdown.
As the grand finale was happening, a live TV shot appeared to show the lead singer of Måneskin, Damiano David leaning over to the surface of the table in front of him. This sparked a frenzy online, with people thinking that he was taking drugs.
When he was asked about the incident, he said that he was leaning forward as the lead guitarist broke a glass in front of them. He also specifically said, "I don't use drugs. Please, guys. Don't say that really, no cocaine.”
Seeing the news spreading, the band said that they will have voluntary drug testing to prove that the rumors are false.
Today the results of the drug test came and it proved that Damiano was telling the truth.
EBU said in a statement, "No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the matter closed.”