NewsFebruary 8, 2012 9:07 AM ET8,270 views

Deftones' Chi Cheng able to move leg 'by request'

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a coma-like state since an automobile accident in late-2008, has apparently shown notable signs of improvement in recent days. The following update was posted on (a Chi Cheng fundraising website):
"Here is a video Juan (Deftones tour manager) sent me of Chi lifting his leg by request. You will also hear momma j encouraging him. It's little baby steps like this that bring Chi closer to recovery. He just has to keep trying and working hard at the little things.. eventually more progress will be made."
The aformentioned video can be seen below: This is the latest milestone in Cheng's recovery. Nearly two years ago we reported some encouraging developments, and although Cheng is still unable to speak or communicate, we'll continue to hope for the best.


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anonymous 2/8/2012 6:13:17 AM

hope he makes a full recovery. such a great band

TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 2/8/2012 6:14:02 AM

2 years already, wow. Glad to hear he's making some improvement...

anonymous 2/8/2012 6:28:34 AM

no bicycle kick, no care.

fuckyourxs 2/8/2012 6:31:52 AM

This is awesome. Glad to see such progress. Keep up the good work.

withoutashield 2/8/2012 6:40:00 AM

Two years since encouraging developments.. Three and a half years since his accident. Long time to be unconscious.

anonymous 2/8/2012 6:47:29 AM

Amazing... Hope we can one day play Bass again. Anyone who posts hate comments on this should burn on a stake.

thelovesausage 2/8/2012 7:29:22 AM

Not a big Deftones fan, but nonetheless, hope things keep progressing.

anonymous 2/8/2012 7:50:33 AM

haha always love when you have to point out you're not a fan before well wishes.

thejonsays 2/8/2012 8:49:57 AM

not a big deftones fan, but a big deftones fan. looking forward to a big deftones fan. hoping he makes a big deftones fan!

ImAlwaysNice 2/8/2012 8:50:18 AM

Any progress is great progress. I hope he continues to improve.

comeatmebro 2/8/2012 8:51:53 AM

This is great news! Chi has always been an influence on my playing.

anonymous 2/8/2012 9:11:30 AM

3 years in a coma and people actually state they hope he'll play bass again someday? Are you f-in' for real? This isn't a General Hospital episode. The only instrument this dude will playing in the near future is a harp while ascending upward to the Heavens.

anonymous 2/8/2012 9:13:10 AM

great news.

ineedsalt 2/8/2012 9:17:02 AM

thats fcking awesome, especially moving it that high. seriously awesome

grape_scented 2/8/2012 9:49:35 AM

that's amazing

anonymous 2/8/2012 10:00:49 AM

Welcome back to a world of Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!, and The Devil Wears Prada.

anonymous 2/8/2012 10:38:52 AM

I know P.O.D. The Chariot, Blindside and others have been raising money for years for his family and stuff. But I hope they never play ANY deftones music to him or he might go back into...

duckduckfootloose 2/8/2012 12:10:10 PM

Pretty badass. Don't see what the problems is. Uma Thurman was driving the pssy Wagon almost immediately after she woke up.

anonymous 2/8/2012 12:20:51 PM

why do all the wrong vans flip

big_metal_al 2/8/2012 1:16:04 PM

get well soon, chi! easily one of the best bands ever.

slut 2/8/2012 1:20:25 PM

Good news. Would be stoked if improvement continues.

StevenGlasl 2/8/2012 2:35:47 PM

love this band. and hope he gets better. one of my all time favorites for sure.

grahammitchell607 2/8/2012 2:40:44 PM

crazy on a number of levels

anonymous 2/8/2012 3:44:06 PM

dude looks like he is the life of the party.

anonymous 2/8/2012 6:18:09 PM

Its fcked up how many people are more interested in that fcking dueschbag Johnny Craig then chi. You fcks are going soft on lambgoat.

anonymous 2/8/2012 6:29:51 PM

Shit like this happens to people everywhere. He just happens to be famous, which also allows him to keep going because he has the money to finance it. I don't know this guy and I'm not going to act like it's any different than the other coma-ridden people who I also don't know. Fake fcks.

bastardmaker 2/8/2012 8:02:27 PM

in further news V8 has pulled it's endorstufft from the shelf after Chi was able to breath on his own. not cool V8

anonymous 2/9/2012 3:59:40 AM

Shit. I can do that! Where's MY news story?!

pongo_pigmayis 2/10/2012 7:31:33 AM

Wonder what its like to wake up three years later

anonymous 2/10/2012 4:19:41 PM

He's going to sleep through the whole Obama administration!

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