ITALY – Måneskin have revisited the stormy Eurovision night when singer Damiano David had to shut down claims he’d been caught on camera taking drugs.
In an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures, the Italian rockers, who won last year, said they’re now able to laugh at the allegations. They’ve flatly denied them – with Damiano cleared by a voluntary drug test.
‘We’d just won, and we were drinking and chilling and celebrating,’ Damiano, 23, recalled.
‘Then all of a sudden, the people from our team came to us, super serious, and show us the drug accusations.
‘There was this huge emotional drop, and we were like, “What the f***! What are we going to do about it?”
‘To be honest, today, the only thing I regret is that I shut down the rumour. We would have been the most iconic s*** ever!’
Bandmate Victoria De Angelis, 22, added: ‘Actually, the video looks so real. We were like, “Did you do it?!”’
The group – completed by drummer Ethan Torchio and guitarist Thomas Raggi, both 21 – hit another speed bump when they butted heads with their tour driver in a potty row.
‘The driver of our car basically got crazy for no reason because he didn’t want us to stop at the toilet,’ Vic spilled.
‘We started arguing, yelling at each other, then he got p***ed off and dropped us at a gas station and left!’
Måneskin’s single Supermodel is out now. They’ve also covered Elvis’s If I Can Dream for the King’s biopic soundtrack, released last week.
They also took to the stage at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest finale in Turin, Italy, despite Damiano having a noticeable injury.
Fans watching the live show were concerned for the rocker as he appeared to be in a fair bit of pain during the performance and afterwards.
However, despite the injury, Damiano still took the opportunity to make a daring joke about that controversial drug moment from the previous year.
During 2022 final, he was asked if he had any advice for the winners of this year’s competition, to which he joked: ‘Have fun and don’t get close to the table!’