DEFTONES Frontman Says Bassist Is 'In Serious But Stable Condition' Following Accident

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has posted the following message on the band's studio blog:

"It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng [DEFTONES bassist] was involved in a terrible car accident [Monday] 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."

The Sacramento Bee reported yesterday that Cheng was in a coma in a San Jose hospital following the accident, which happened in Santa Clara.

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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