NewsNovember 5, 2008 12:20 AM ET12,972 views

Deftones bassist in coma following car crash

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is reportedly in a coma following an automobile accident in Santa Clara, CA yesterday. Details are limited thus far, but Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has issued the following statement: "It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng was involved in a terrible car accident last night. He is currently in a Northern California Hospital in serious, but stable condition. I am on my way up North right now to be by his side along with the rest of our bandmates and family. 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."

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midnightxwexkill 11/4/2008 9:23:45 PM

First post. No care.


dustybutt 11/4/2008 9:25:38 PM

REAL FIRST. fck you. deftones rule. band inspired me from a young age.


pat_rota 11/4/2008 9:26:45 PM

comaflip...


ini_kamoze 11/4/2008 9:26:50 PM

fck man, that sucks..not good


pumpgasinhell 11/4/2008 9:27:02 PM

second post. horrible news. One of my fave bands of all time. Best wishes. i see shit like this at my work all the time. they did say stable though. thats good


ampsonhigh 11/4/2008 9:27:13 PM

Terrible news.


pumpgasinhell 11/4/2008 9:27:43 PM

damn 4th i guess


ion_stasi 11/4/2008 9:29:16 PM

that sucks man, get better


cantfakethepunk 11/4/2008 9:29:41 PM

one of the best bands ever. get well soon dude!


theyuppiegrinder 11/4/2008 9:31:03 PM

fcking WEAK.


joeyl666 11/4/2008 9:34:05 PM

Shit news. Get better dude.


willmassacre444 11/4/2008 9:34:16 PM

fck them they aint heavy like BMTH i dont care if hes dead


chicken_gang_bang 11/4/2008 9:35:29 PM

oh


xgambloatx 11/4/2008 9:46:07 PM

fck man, get well soon and best wishes.


MarginError 11/4/2008 9:46:51 PM

Cannot stand this band but I wouldn't wish this on anybody. Hope he pulls through.


booger 11/4/2008 9:49:52 PM

:(


ipaintmycrimes 11/4/2008 9:53:18 PM

willmassacre444 11/4/2008 9:34:16 PM fck them they aint heavy like BMTH i dont care if hes dead you have to be joking me


destroyerofpoon 11/4/2008 10:03:34 PM

I loved this band in high school I wish this would have happened to the acacia strain


deadchinadoll 11/4/2008 10:13:42 PM

shit fcking news...


kniferevenge 11/4/2008 10:13:45 PM

So insulting,its not funny if anyone dies or gets hurt.Never been a fan of the band but thats sad.


willmassacre444 11/4/2008 10:25:25 PM

Deftones are like fckin LINKIN gay PARK its not brootal like TDWP and BMTH


brassknuckleromance 11/4/2008 10:29:44 PM

fck...hope he gets better...


myburgermyfries 11/4/2008 10:30:17 PM

Should've been emmure


willmassacre444 11/4/2008 10:31:26 PM

myburgermyfries 11/4/2008 10:30:17 PM Should've been emmure fck YOU MAN EMMURE IS fckIN AMAZING


ShaolinLambKiIler 11/4/2008 10:32:52 PM

Chino's gonna make out with him while he's asleep


rat_fink 11/4/2008 10:33:18 PM

......


myburgermyfries 11/4/2008 10:34:20 PM

And by emmure you mean a carbon copy of the acacia strain. Still should've been emmure


willmassacre444 11/4/2008 10:36:22 PM

Acacia Strain is good but i think Emmure has better breakdwons


chaosweaver 11/4/2008 10:37:46 PM

the only nu metal band that lambgoat admits to liking. Bands like Meshuggah get called nu metal and not these guys who helped to found the jnco stomping alt-metal faze.


r_j_macready 11/4/2008 10:40:01 PM

willmassacre444 you have to be either the biggest shit gimmick on here, or just someone who has a deplorable taste in music, or maybe a combination of both. Anyway, this really sucks. Never a huge fan, but it always sucks to hear this.


le_cunt 11/4/2008 10:40:32 PM

hope he gets well soon


fuckcrones 11/4/2008 10:41:02 PM

fck dude this sucks....should have happened to willmassacre444


mrpheeny 11/4/2008 10:46:29 PM

^ sooo true


dreW_BreeeeS 11/4/2008 10:51:02 PM

ShaolinLambKiIler 11/4/2008 10:32:52 PM Chino's gonna make out with him while he's asleep.....you'd love that too wouldnt you gay. Shit news, I agree it should have been Emmure.


nandez 11/4/2008 10:51:48 PM

this is fcking awful


Har_Har 11/4/2008 11:00:09 PM

leave it to the asian to get in a car accident


Shit_Hawk 11/4/2008 11:02:06 PM

Thats fcking awful. Love this band. Hope he gets better


xenosapien 11/4/2008 11:09:38 PM

Wow, this is horrible news. I hope he pulls through, Deftones are definitely the only band I can respect from that scene.


Woodshatter 11/4/2008 11:16:18 PM

This blows. I hope for the best.


fkscenes1021 11/4/2008 11:30:40 PM

awful, best wishes


bensy 11/4/2008 11:36:29 PM

UNDERSTANDINNGG IN A CAR CRASH


xbumpx 11/4/2008 11:39:54 PM

believes in god as soon as somebody gets hurt... typical


lounge 11/4/2008 11:44:29 PM

holy hell, heard this on the news


nahbrahdood 11/4/2008 11:46:40 PM

best wishes to him. too bad the tool singer wasn't his "passanger" ZING!


The_Suit 11/4/2008 11:47:44 PM

Soooooo...is the new album still coming out soon?


Shit_Hawk 11/4/2008 11:53:01 PM

nahbrahdood 11/4/2008 11:46:40 PM best wishes to him. too bad the tool singer wasn't his "passanger" ZING ........shouldn't be laughing, but that was good


chefsam 11/4/2008 11:56:22 PM

fck anyone who's making a joke out of this. Deftones are one of the best bands around. pull through Chi


appreesh 11/5/2008 12:32:40 AM

sucks hard


withoutashield 11/5/2008 12:33:09 AM

So many accidents here, shitty wok.


variable 11/5/2008 12:33:17 AM

deftones has been a very influencial band for me, i hope chi recovers fully.


FromHeavensDarkestCorner 11/5/2008 12:41:26 AM

I don't listen to them but thats shitty news. Hope he pulls through


ricardoblanco770 11/5/2008 1:20:49 AM

this is TERRIBLE. i love deftones, they weathered nu-metal (a bunch of bands wishing they could be deftones) so i think they can weather this.


nahbrahdood 11/5/2008 1:25:21 AM

driver - "man, these roads are really shitty. we should pull over." chi - "shut up and drive" WHAM!!!


ManTheRamparts 11/5/2008 1:33:48 AM

be quiet and drive


mkt 11/5/2008 2:08:24 AM

xbumpx 11/4/2008 11:39:54 PM believes in god as soon as somebody gets hurt... typical Yeah he just started believing in God. Chi has always stuck out as one of the most spiritual people I have ever known of in a band that I respect.


solideogloria 11/5/2008 2:21:21 AM

shitty. hope he gets better.


Selvin 11/5/2008 2:22:03 AM

damn, hope he pulls through


xTURDx 11/5/2008 2:24:34 AM

WORST BAND OF ALL fckING TIME.


Dead1986 11/5/2008 2:30:11 AM

Really sad news hope he pulls through


xSeanHannityx 11/5/2008 2:36:24 AM

First a nogger becomes president, now this. The world is falling apart at the seams


mike__rotch 11/5/2008 3:13:37 AM

bensy 11/4/2008 11:36:29 PM UNDERSTANDINNGG IN A CAR CRASH wrong band gay


sweatymustainesex 11/5/2008 3:16:19 AM

I never understand why you mongoloid downs kids always number your posts incorrectly. Guess it's just a lambgoat kid thing. but you know what they say...When in mongoloid black rome (I'm referring to lambgoat)...14th post!!! NO CARE FLIPS!!!


sweatymustainesex 11/5/2008 3:17:41 AM

WHAT THE fck. ^^ it changed ni66er to black. Looks like Obama's already fcking with my rights.


MitchFury 11/5/2008 3:54:26 AM

Word on the street is...he heard the Suicide Silence cover song, he got upset and so depressed over what he heard....got drunk and drove himself into a wall


thetowerofrome 11/5/2008 4:11:47 AM

hahahahaahah


truthsayer 11/5/2008 4:15:54 AM

Terrible news. Best wishes are with him.


heywhatsupfuckyou 11/5/2008 4:27:18 AM

fck you negative creeps deftones are the shit, chi is in my wishes


thisheartscoma 11/5/2008 4:36:08 AM

God Bless him and his family. I know he has a child or two from what I recall and he seems like a good dad from what I gather. Just from the run-ins on the old deftones/mb.


caned_tape_mate 11/5/2008 6:09:49 AM

i need it for waz by 8 o clcok tonite


jerseyislame 11/5/2008 7:13:19 AM

please....someone find ja rule so i can make sense out of all this


bringmethehorizonroolz 11/5/2008 7:15:58 AM

oh man that sucks hope he gets better


henrock 11/5/2008 7:21:21 AM

so is this guy like a mexican/chinese superbreed?


emoxfag 11/5/2008 7:47:47 AM

woot woot! stop making records jerks! stop driving drunk jerks!


Onmyownterms 11/5/2008 7:56:52 AM

just hope Chi gets well


ABC44 11/5/2008 8:14:38 AM

I really wish him the best. I wonder what this means for the future of the deftones


henrock 11/5/2008 8:44:30 AM

i hope they get Geddy Lee to replace him


portslob 11/5/2008 8:55:36 AM

worst fcking pile of shit band ever. i hope they all die on the way to visit him, and all deftones recordings are burned up in the crash, and we never have to hear their fcking shit music again


rabedown 11/5/2008 9:21:50 AM

Are they still gonna release the new album?


embraceofdarkness 11/5/2008 9:46:14 AM

This is the worst news this years. damn.


punishthebox 11/5/2008 9:46:36 AM

Get well soon Chi! I love the Deftones.


rickrock 11/5/2008 9:57:14 AM

Better band than anything you listen to. Pull through, dude.


SyracuseMetalNerd 11/5/2008 10:40:16 AM

He was probably dunk


bighairyrandomguy 11/5/2008 11:03:29 AM

My prayers go out him, his family, and his friends. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Great band too by the way.


newsonlygoater 11/5/2008 11:57:58 AM

too bad it was emmure's bass player


pongo_pigmayis 11/5/2008 12:58:11 PM

nahbrahdood 11/5/2008 1:25:21 AM driver - "man, these roads are really shitty. we should pull over." chi - "shut up and drive" WHAM!!! love deftones, but i lol'ed.


daytime 11/5/2008 1:19:37 PM

be quiet and drive. best wishes.


stevenzero 11/5/2008 1:46:23 PM

holy shit that fcking sucks! amazing band


sandwiches 11/5/2008 2:14:44 PM

should've happened to haloxxxmoshcore...


stooooopid 11/5/2008 3:12:49 PM

this is the worst news ive heard in a long time. deftones is by far my favorite band of all time. anyone who doesnt like this band has terrible terrible taste in music. every single cd is a masterpiece. get well soon Chi.


myrevolution 11/5/2008 3:19:45 PM

this is horrible news. all you little black metal homos should learn some respect.


stukey 11/5/2008 3:53:25 PM

fck you guys, the deftones arent nu metal. They used to cover strife songs, and be down with every hardcore band back in the 90s. get real and stop trying to act cool.


broox 11/5/2008 4:02:34 PM

black metal homos? fck you. straight up. last i heard chi was a Buddhist and Buddhists don't believe in god. deftones are good.


clawhammer 11/5/2008 4:13:28 PM

willmassacre444 11/4/2008 10:36:22 PM Acacia Strain is good but i think Emmure has better breakdwons This sums up why music sucks so hard today.


municipalgayste 11/5/2008 4:14:06 PM

couldn't give a fck less. hopefully he dies and they stop making music.


mongoosemayhem 11/5/2008 4:34:44 PM

i love this band, this fcking sucks, i hope he lives and is able to play again


IStillBelieveInWhtWeBuilt 11/5/2008 4:56:45 PM

Horrible news. Love this band in high school. Around the Fur, and White Pony were awesome albums. Get better dude


TaraAlesia 11/5/2008 5:23:22 PM

Terrible news. I hope he comes through.


poonangular 11/5/2008 5:38:24 PM

damn this sucks... an actual accident with a band i finally care about... I was seriously getting tired of hearing about shitty bands and their van's flipping... hang in there man, get better and I hope you pull through.


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Dave2112 11/5/2008 8:06:48 PM

Sad news, he always seemed like a good dude.


eos_emissio 11/5/2008 8:31:12 PM

lol the Deftones are signed to Maverick, I doubt they need a paypal motherfcker.


Therraunch 11/5/2008 8:34:50 PM

Nothing but the best wishes for this dude and this band.


deadBEATdad 11/5/2008 9:34:37 PM

awful news


xhahax 11/5/2008 10:30:23 PM

so bummed about this.


gayblowjobs 11/5/2008 10:56:28 PM

deftones is the only vaguely numetal band that i will still defiantly back as being awesome. white pony rules.


r_p_mcmurphy 11/5/2008 11:18:20 PM

pat_rota 11/4/2008 9:26:45 PM comaflip... hahahahahaha!! i dont pray, but for these d00ds...


Coldchain 11/6/2008 12:01:58 AM

cliche as it sounds, he's a nice guy and a good musician


youeatdickbeats_7 11/6/2008 12:40:20 AM

i get out of jail and this shit happens. best of luck. awesome band.


dracula 11/6/2008 12:42:31 AM

deftones> most bands of an genre


mistergrimes 11/6/2008 7:36:06 AM

Deftones are in my top faves of all time. This is shitty news. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


xmikeyfreshx 11/6/2008 8:54:42 AM

i wish it was willmassacre444 dying along with emmure,bmth,and tdwp insted of chi


YouGotScanned 11/6/2008 11:21:20 AM

Uncool. Chi is clearly a nice guy and has written so many strange and wonderful basslines! He will come out of this! I know it! Deftones have done too many great things for us to deserve this loss!


poop 11/6/2008 12:18:34 PM

Should have been The Acacia Strain. Get better dude! Great band.


fvckyouyoufvckingfvck 11/6/2008 12:31:23 PM

ShaolinLambKiIler 11/4/2008 10:32:52 PM Chino's gonna make out with him while he's asleep bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


municipalgayste 11/6/2008 1:27:36 PM

hoping that he died by now, and chino will follow soon after? and all the gay news posters will stop having this bullshit soap opera over exaggerated drama over some pointless fcking band, and a guy who is better off dead anyway.


Spike 11/6/2008 2:26:19 PM

shitty news, used to be huge Deftones fan, didn't know they were still a band. Get better, dude.


castro_nyhc 11/6/2008 3:51:01 PM

i love how emmure, acacia, bmth and tdwp ALWAYS find their way into a post that has nothing to do with them.


marching_band_rules 11/6/2008 6:48:01 PM

if you're going to wish him the best, why the fck would you inform everyone that you've never really cared for the band? who gives a fck if you like his band? god news only posters are big big big big gayS


Donniex 11/6/2008 10:52:26 PM

sandwiches 11/5/2008 2:14:44 PM should've happened to haloxxxmoshcore... Agreed in full.


dudebrodiecore 11/7/2008 10:48:49 AM

People who spend time talking shit about people that are in critical condition/dead/dying need to puta gun top their head and pull the trigger.


the_end_is_heavy_ 11/7/2008 4:56:30 PM

Street Carp


getwrecked 11/7/2008 9:28:18 PM

He prolly hear the suicide silence cover of there song and fliped his own banddd


getwrecked 11/7/2008 9:28:35 PM

He prolly heard the suicide silence cover of there song and fliped his own banddd


StormFront 11/7/2008 10:13:27 PM

nahbrahdood 11/5/2008 1:25:21 AM driver - "man, these roads are really shitty. we should pull over." chi - "shut up and drive" WHAM!!! love deftones, but i lol'ed. - Ditto


slut 11/7/2008 11:44:53 PM

that sucks... fck.


EastxCoastHxC 11/9/2008 5:55:15 AM

Definetely a band that inspired me at a young age. Hope all is well and he gets better.


careerforacaballero 11/9/2008 8:31:18 AM

sucks, but if it stops them from making any more music, i am all for it


bubbajustice 11/9/2008 10:14:38 AM

attn news only gays that are hating on the deftones... if it weren't for this band, your precious scene gay bands wouldn't even be around. .just saying....


embraceofdarkness 11/9/2008 8:32:31 PM

continue to listen to Emmure,jerks.


xpoopx 11/10/2008 1:28:38 PM

But what happened with his bag of jewels?


runamukwalanghiya 12/11/2008 6:12:54 AM

to chi hope you wake the f up dude. you got shit to do and life to live. peace health tranquility to all your relations.



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