Deftones Bassist In Serious But Stable Condition After Car Crash
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 10:30:10
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is currently under close watch in the intensive care unit of a San Jose hospital after being involved in a Santa Clara car accident on Monday. According to a Business Wire report this morning, Cheng's condition is serious but stable. Further details are slim, although Billboard.com claims Cheng is actually in a coma.
"I don't know everything that's going on," Deftones frontman Chino Moreno told the Sacramento Bee. "I just know it's very serious."
In a posting on the band's blog, Moreno added, "Chi is one of the strongest people I know, and I'm praying that his strength will get him through this. Please say a prayer for him as well."
Cheng and the rest of the Deftones have been hammering out the final details for their next disc, Eros, which is expected in spring of next year through Warner Bros. It's unknown whether or not the band will halt any further studio sessions while Cheng recovers.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff