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Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Rushed To Intensive Care

We’re sad to say that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been returned to intensive care. Find out the details here.

Deftones’ very own Chi Cheng has been taken back to hospital after a diagnosis of pneumonia. The bassist was believed to be improving after three years in a coma following an unfortunate car crash but  it seems he is yet to suffer another unpleasant setback. His mother posted the following statement on the One Love For Chi site:

“Mae has been staying with Chi for most of the time since Chi went into ICU on Thursday. Today when Sal and I went in to see him, he looked better than we had expected. He was quite aware of what was going on. He is still on life support and not enjoying the tube down his throat.

He did respond to us and they are going to try to wean him off the breathing machine tomorrow. When they tried today he did not do well but he has been on it before and gotten off without incident. He is sedated part of the time but knows that he is near home and we are waiting to get him back to the house. He knows that we are there. Sal read him all of the comments that were sent to him and he knows that there are so many people sending prayers and love.

Sal took a few pics for me to share with you. He is quite intensely listening to what I say and responds in different small but deliberate ways. He knows that we are waiting for him. Thank you all again for the prayers and support! He wanted so much to be home and you all brought him home to California and to his family. We are so grateful! Please keep him lifted in prayer. Blessings to you all family!”


HTF wish Chi, his family, and his brothers in music at Deftones the best, and hope he has a speedy recovery. Make sure to visit the One Love For Chi website if you’d like to make a donation to his care.

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