Chi Cheng Suffers Infection
2012-06-17 by thumbcrusher | 59 Comments

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has suffered a pneumonia infection and rushed to hospital, just days after being released from his New Jersey treatment centre and flown to his home state of California, where it was hoped he could continue his rehabilitation.

The latest update (as of June 17th) from oneloveforchi.com has been that, while still on life support, he is "looking better than expected" and was able to respond to visitors in "small but deliberate ways."

Cheng recieved terrible injuries in a car accident in November 2008 and was in a coma for many months before progressing into a semi-concious state in mid 2009. Hope was raised again in February this year when it was reported he could move his legs on command.

Fans can get updates on his condition from the website oneloveforchi.com and can also donate money to help fund his hospital treatments.

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eleventhsun
June 17th 2012

1475 Comments


Shit man,

botb
June 17th 2012

9288 Comments


sucks i hope he gets better.

linchpin313
June 17th 2012

813 Comments


Damn..

DotEight
June 17th 2012

5434 Comments


He will probably never play music with Deftones again, but I really hope he can make a huge recovery. The man has got will power for days.

taxidermist
June 17th 2012

7175 Comments


Great guy. As long as he recovers, all is well.

sixdegrees
June 17th 2012

15785 Comments


I hope he pulls through.

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eternium
June 17th 2012

16213 Comments


Really hope he comes out of it soon. This is no way to live.

MoosechriS
June 17th 2012

4646 Comments


Hope the dude eventually recovers, regardless of whether he plays music again no one should have to live in that state

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ChuckyTruant
June 17th 2012

15582 Comments


Damn poor guy. Just can't catch a break. Hope he gets better soon. Pneumonia sucks

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Storm In A Teacup
June 17th 2012

12688 Comments


Stay strong Chi Cheng.

ABurton
June 17th 2012

137 Comments


Didn't know he was even released yet.
Welcome home Chi. Fight this thing off!

drasticaction74
June 17th 2012

1676 Comments


i can feel it in my melanin it's compellinin

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thumbcrusher
June 17th 2012

3547 Comments


@burton

he's not released released, as in walking around. he just moved from the hospital where he was,
by no means recovered.

CrownOfMagnets
June 17th 2012

2191 Comments


Damn this guy is a real trooper. Hope he pulls through.

Spec
June 17th 2012

26846 Comments


RIP

FearThyEvil9
June 17th 2012

11403 Comments


I really hope he pulls through. He's a really talented and nice guy. He doesn't deserve all this that's for sure.

Kris.
June 17th 2012

11421 Comments


fuck me i wouldn't wish this on anybody
what he's going through and how he's still fighting is amazing

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2012

3164 Comments


Like DotEight said, he may never play with Deftones again, but he has to stay strong to recover.

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2012

1918 Comments


Poor sonuvabitch. Good luck on the long road...

Captain North
June 17th 2012

6743 Comments


Here's to modern medicine purging the son of a bitch of an infection!

paxman
June 17th 2012

4083 Comments


Shit just keeps piling up, wishing for the best

EyesWideShut
June 17th 2012

3028 Comments


actually thought this guy was dead.

Dolving999
June 17th 2012

1551 Comments


Fuck, hold on strong man.

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VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2012

709 Comments


Shitty luck, hope he pulls through quickly.

Mickeymau5
June 17th 2012

1614 Comments


This guy can't get a break...hope he gets better.

Scoot
June 17th 2012

17493 Comments


what shit luck

hopefully he can keep going

cagedescending
June 17th 2012

4124 Comments


This bites. As if the guy hasn't been through enough. He well and truly deserves a happy ending after all this

KatatoNick
June 17th 2012

128 Comments


"He well and truly deserves a happy ending after all this"

Agreed.

Those 'special' kind of massages should be part of his rehabilitation program.

Ommushwo
June 17th 2012

112 Comments


That ought to teach him for being a bassist.
I think he'll fight it off, he's halfway through immortality at this point.

BassDemon333
June 17th 2012

3291 Comments


fuck, I really hope he makes it through all of this

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blastOFFitsPARTYtime
June 17th 2012

1477 Comments


worse luck much. that's fucking rough.

TylerOnFire
June 17th 2012

318 Comments


Prayin so hard for this guy.

ConcubinaryCode
June 17th 2012

1851 Comments


If he can get through a coma, I'm convinced he can get through this.

Apostrophee
June 18th 2012

49 Comments


No Chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

illmitch
June 18th 2012

5429 Comments


wait i thought that was a harry potter character

Da11thMytrillSphere
June 18th 2012

546 Comments


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh shit, I hope he get better.

North0House2
June 18th 2012

5619 Comments


Man that sucks. I hope the guy gets better. Pneumonia is miserable.

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benkim
June 18th 2012

1895 Comments


I really hope he recovers. No one should have to go through all this especially not a nice guy like him. His will power is inspirational stuff. He is a real fighter.

benkim
June 18th 2012

1895 Comments


I will remember this guy in my prayers from today.

Imperial
June 18th 2012

1682 Comments


God dammit. We need Chi back...we must hear Eros!

zombi666
June 18th 2012

464 Comments


I hope Chi recovers and gets to hear Eros too.

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MichaelSnoxall
June 18th 2012

12163 Comments


"That ought to teach him for being a bassist." < I felt bad for laughing at that.

Much love for Chi, hope he gets well soon. Well, at all.

MichaelSnoxall
June 18th 2012

12163 Comments


Shit, I just checked the website. How long has it been up? They have really minimal donations. I'd love to help out, but I have no cash to give. Are all Deftones fans bums? I know I am.

SCREAMorphine
June 18th 2012

1712 Comments


Poor fella..

adkymo
June 18th 2012

162 Comments


this guy just can't catch a break. here's hope for a speedy recovery!

adkymo
June 18th 2012

162 Comments


this guy just can't catch a break. here's hope for a speedy recovery!

Wizard
June 18th 2012

18793 Comments


I really hope the man recovers and puts some life back into the Deftones again.

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profoundword
June 18th 2012

239 Comments


Fuck.

Storm In A Teacup
June 18th 2012

12688 Comments


On a not so serious note, I wonder did his parents realize they named their son after the noise people make when they make some big bucks????

Decapod
June 18th 2012

990 Comments


Stay strong, Chi.

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Captain North
June 18th 2012

6743 Comments



"On a not so serious note, I wonder did his parents realize they named their son after the noise people make when they make some big bucks????"

Lol


PleasantBusiness
June 18th 2012

19 Comments


What a rough chain of events, hope he pulls through

Killerhit
June 18th 2012

4557 Comments


balls

YouGotLucky
June 18th 2012

943 Comments


i think he's gonna pass away..what would deftones do if that happened?

MichaelSnoxall
June 19th 2012

12163 Comments


Not releasing Eros? Fuck.

thumbcrusher
June 19th 2012

3547 Comments


I can't recall them ever saying that. I've always heard them say they'll release it at some point in the future they just don't know when at the moment.

MichaelSnoxall
June 19th 2012

12163 Comments


They didn't release it because Cheng got in that car crash. So I assume they planned to release it when he was all good.

thumbcrusher
June 19th 2012

3547 Comments


well that would be the ideal situation, but it might not be possible to do it like that. i think they just want to know what's going to happen before releasing it then go from there. but chino has said that it will definitely be out one day.

MegaJake1024
June 19th 2012

616 Comments


Get well, Chi. Stay strong, man.

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