By at 8:21 PM Tuesday, February 7th 2012


Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Showing Promising Signs Of Recovery

Deftones, Music


Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a coma since a tragic accident in Santa Clara in late 2008, is beginning to emerge from a coma after spending the last three and a half years in an unconscious state, according to reports.

Chi can now move his leg when instructed and vocalize through basic sounds, as well as responding to basic commands.

The 60mph crash which Cheng was involved in left him battered and in critical condition, requiring intensive, life-threatening surgery. His family’s insurance company cut off coverage early in treatment, leaving them with little recourse to cover mounting medical costs. In addition to various benefit shows and massive showings of support from friends and fans around the world, a website has been setup РOneLoveForChi Рso well-wishers can check on his progress and donate to his recovery.

We’ll keep you posted as more news on Chi develops. Needless to say, we’re on pins and needles with excitement.

You can watch a video of Cheng’s progress in hospital below:

Special thanks to Jonah Matranga for the heads up.


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  1. rxjustine says:


  2. chops says:

    Can you imagine waking up after 4 years? What an incredible mindfuck Chi is about to go through.

    That said, here’s hoping he’s back up on stage real soon.

  3. ZeagleFiend says:

    Fantastic news.

  4. zobi says:

    glad to hear that, this isn’t a way to live.

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