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Deftones Bassist Should Recover from Coma

The SoCal art-metal band offers an update on Chi Cheng's condition. Click here for details.

By: Melissa Goldstein // November 11, 2008

In the wake of a life-threatening car accident last week that left Deftones bassist Chi Cheng in a coma, doctors are optimistic that Cheng will make a full recovery.

A post over the weekend on the band’s blog reported that Cheng was able to move his lower lip when promptedby his father, and both of his legs responded with movement after a tendon reflex test. It adds that his doctor is “expecting a recovery.” [Via Billboard.com]

Apparently a few off-duty EMTs are also to thank for Cheng’s hopeful condition. “Three individuals happened to be traveling on the road with medical gear in tow at the time of the accident. If not for them, the chances of Chi making to the hospital alive would have been poor.”