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all clear Eurovision winner Damiano David tests negative for drugs after cocaine controversy

Footage that circulated online of singer Damiano David caused speculation that he taken drugs


Damiano David responds to questions at the press conference (Peter Dejong/AP)

Damiano David responds to questions at the press conference (Peter Dejong/AP)

Damiano David responds to questions at the press conference (Peter Dejong/AP)

The lead singer of the Eurovision winners Måneskin tested negative for drugs, officials have confirmed.

The Italian rock band won this year’s competition with their song Zitti e Buoni, receiving a whopping 524 points

The band’s lead singer Damiano David (22) agreed to take a drug test following claims that he had snorted cocaine at the final on Saturday.

Footage circulated online of David, who appeared to bend over a table in the Eurovision Song Contest’s green room while on camera, causing speculation that he had taken drugs at the competition.

However, Eurovision officials have released a statement confirming that Damiano David tested negative for drug use.

The statement read: “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,” officials continued.

“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.”

The band had previously addressed the allegations on their Instagram account, saying that they were “shocked” at the accusations.

The Eurovision winners said: “We are really shocked about what some people are saying about Damiano doing drugs.

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“We really are against drugs and we never used cocaine. We are ready to get tested, because we have nothing to hide.

“We are here to play our music and we are happy about our Eurovision win and we wanna thank everyone for supporting us,” they added.

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