DEFTONES Bassist In Coma After Car Crash

Rachel Leibrock of The Sacramento Bee reports that DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma in a San Jose hospital following a car accident in Santa Clara on Monday (November 3).

The band's singer, Chino Moreno, reached by phone, confirmed the news but declined to give specifics.

"I don't know everything that's going on — I just know it's very serious," Moreno told The Sacramento Bee. "I'm on my way to be with his family, I'm pretty freaked out about it."

Cheng, 38, was born in Stockton and also is an accomplished poet. In 2000, he released a CD of his poetry, "The Bamboo Parachute".

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