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…”
Surpris par l’ampleur d’un controle d’identité. Il est vrai que je fumais une cigarette illicite! Veuillez m’excuser…
— Amaury Vassili (@amauryvassili) September 25, 2013
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)