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Eurovision-Winning Damiano David Did Not Use Drugs, Broadcaster Says

“Online, people are suggesting that you were taking cocaine,” the reporter stated. “What was it?”

Mr. David denied the hypothesis, saying that he bent down as a result of one other band member had damaged a glass.

“I don’t use drugs, please, guys,” he stated. “No, please don’t say that. Don’t say that, really. No cocaine. Please, don’t say that.”

A moderator of the information convention rapidly tried to chop off the road of questioning.

“Let’s keep the questions about the artists and the music for tonight,” she stated.

The European Broadcasting Union stated in an announcement on Sunday {that a} damaged glass had been discovered after a verify of the positioning.

Barbara Pravi, the French singer, completed second at Eurovision.

Before the present’s broadcasters introduced that Mr. David had handed a drug check, Clément Beaune, the French minister of state for European affairs, advised throughout an interview with the tv community BFMTV on Monday that there needs to be sanctions in opposition to Maneskin, together with the band’s attainable disqualification, if Mr. David examined constructive for medication.

In an Instagram post on Monday, Ms. Pravi stated that Maneskin’s win was properly deserved and that the band had been chosen by the viewers. She stated it was their victory and their second.

As the band’s members hoisted the glass microphone trophy that’s given to the winners of Eurovision, Mr. David declared that rock ’n’ roll was right here to remain.

“We just want to say to the whole Europe, to the whole world,” he stated, “rock ’n’ roll never dies.”