The tenor has officially crushed rumours that he was dating Madge.
Interviewed by Anna Picard for the Times (London), he said:
‘I think it came from Italy originally, but they claimed they saw us here at an exhibition in London.’
So was he at an exhibition in London with Madonna? ‘No. I wasn’t. Everybody just copied it from somewhere else. So in Russia, even, in every magazine, it was this big, big thing with pictures of us.’ Pictures of them together? ‘Of course not. There is no picture of us together because we’ve never met. I even thought about contacting her management to say, ‘Listen, it’s not me that’s spreading these rumours.’ ‘