Maneskin won this year’s competition with their entry, Zitti e buoni, scoring a staggering 524 points, far ahead of the UK’s entry with James Newman suffering a devastating defeat with nil points.
As the final unfolded on Saturday, footage began circulating online showing Maneskin singer Damiano David bending towards the table leading many to speculate that he was using cocaine. However, Damiano and his bandmates have vehemently denied he uses drugs and say he was simply picking glass off the table.
The band then posted a statement on their Instagram stories and said: ‘We are really shocked about what some people are saying Damiano doing drugs.
‘We really are against drugs and we never used cocaine. We are ready to get tested, cause we have nothing to hide. We are here to play music and we are so happy about our Eurovision win and we wanna thank everyone for supporting us.’ ‘Rock ‘n Roll never dies. We love you,’ they added. Eurovision got underway in Rotterdam with a scaled-down affair, which saw just 3,500 fans in the Ahoy Arena under strict instruction to stay seated. Maneskin deny drug claims in Instagram story The band released a statement responding to the drug claims