Tenor Amaury Vassili, who represented France at Eurovision in 2011 with “Sognu”, was placed under police arrest for use and possession of cannabis last night, according to French cable news channel LCI.

The 24-year old opera singer was taken into custody at a police station in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Amaury was reportedly in possession of 20 grams of hashish at the moment of his arrest and he had a high blood alcohol level. Don’t be jealous. 

This afternoon, the singer, who has apparently been released, reacted on Twitter: “Surprised by the magnitude of an ID control. It’s true that I smoked an illegal cigarette. My apologies…”

 

The case is expected to be taken over by the prosecutors. We will keep you updated. For now, you can read our interview with Amaury from Eurovision 2011.

Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision.

Photo: Pieter van den Berghe (EBU)

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tasos anastasiou
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tasos anastasiou

o come on…he is just a 24 years man .he is too young and very early too famous.don t blame him for one moment.

Zach
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Zach

He should be put in prison for some time he is writing like it’s nothing.it is a hard gateway drug shame

Alex
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Alex

Did he also have a high percentage of helium in his body?

Zolan
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Zolan

Only the same France that wouldn’t allow the Bolivian President cross their airspace over some U.S. nonsense. Possibly not the most liberal or progressive EU nation.
Still, one hopes he’s limiting damage to his voice.

Jordan
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Jordan

Wait…. he was busted for weed? WEED? LMFAO! Oh, come on… weed is nothing! If he was caught for cocaine or ecstasy pills… fair enough… but WEED? BAHAHAHA!!! WEAK ASS HO!

Vlad
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Vlad

Nothing is surprising these days…

Emily
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Emily

Why am I not surprised?

Marion
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Marion

O MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O :O I’m so shocked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paco
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Pues no sorprende para nada,lo realmente sorpredente seria que lo hisice en su acto esc 2011 delante de toda europa.Animo Amary y un dia de estos no fumamos unos cigarrillos juntos.

Pablo Nava
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Well, we won’t see the likes of Anouk or Joan Franka having this headline.