Maneskin have been requested by Eurovision bosses to take a drug take a look at amid allegations one in every of their members snorted medication in the course of the TV broadcast.
The Italian band received the competition in Rotterdam on Saturday night time (22.05.21), however the group have now been instructed to take a drug take a look at following accusations from viewers.
A Eurovision spokesperson instructed Specific.co.uk: “We’re conscious of the hypothesis surrounding the video clip of the Italian winners of the Eurovision Tune Contest within the Inexperienced Room final night time.
“The band have strongly refuted the allegations of drug use and the singer in query will take a voluntary drug take a look at after arriving dwelling.
“This was requested by them final night time however couldn’t be instantly organised by the EBU [which operates Eurovision].”
Damiano David was seen leaning ahead in the course of the ceremony, however he subsequently insisted he was choosing glass off the ground after it was dropped by bandmate Thomas Raggi.
The spokesperson added: “The band, their administration and head of delegation have knowledgeable us that no medication had been current within the Inexperienced Room and defined that cup was damaged at their desk and it was being cleared by the singer.
“The EBU can affirm damaged glass was discovered after an on-site examine. We’re nonetheless footage fastidiously and can replace with additional data in the end.”
The band have already launched a press release denying the accusations of drug taking.
They mentioned on Instagram: “We’re actually shocked about what some persons are saying about Damiano doing medication. We actually are AGAINST medication and we by no means used cocaine. We’re able to get examined, ‘trigger we’ve nothing to cover.
“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. Rock n roll by no means dies. We love you. (sic)”