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Eurovision Song Contest organizers: Italian winner will take a voluntary drug test to refute speculation of cocaine use

Andrew Cuomo

ROME (AP) — The Italian glam rock band that won the Eurovision Song Contest has returned home to adulation and so much speculation that the  singer had snorted cocaine during the show that he vowed to take a drug test. Maneskin singer Damiano David said he wants to shut the rumors down. A statement Sunday from the European Broadcasting Union the band “strongly refuted the allegations of drug use” that bubbled up on social media after David appeared to bend over a table during the contest. David was asked at a post-victory news conference whether he’d snorted cocaine during the broadcast. He replied that he doesn’t use drugs and indicated that he’d bent over because another band member had broken a glass at their feet.

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