Eurovision confirm no drugs were used by Italian winners Måneskin after drug test
"No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the matter closed".
Eurovision has confirmed that no drugs were used by the lead singer of the Italian band Måneskin, after lead singer Damiano David took a voluntary drug test.
The European singing competition announced today that a thorough investigation of the footage and facts had been conducted after Saturday night's show.
Footage of Måneskin singer, Damiano David, went viral after a green room clip showed the musician bending down at his green room table, with some people insinuating he had taken drugs during the show.
The lead singer of the band that won first place in the 2021 competition, Måneskin, has hit back after the viral clip and has slammed accusations of drug-taking.
David was asked about the clip at a press conference after the contest and said the allegation was completely false, telling reporters “I don’t do drugs”.
He explained that his bandmate has broken a glass with his leg, adding that he was simply helping clear up.
"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 statement on Monday read.
"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."
The statement added that "no drug use took place in the Green Room", saying that the matter is now considered 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," it continued.
"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."