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Monday, June 18, 2012

DEFTONES Bassist Chi Cheng Hospitalized With Pneumonia!

This past Thursday (June 14th), original DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia. As previously reported, Chi was in a tragic car accident. As a result, he suffered some very serious brain injuries. Ever since the accident Chi has been in a state of semi-consciousness after suffering severe TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). While Chi is still in a delicate condition, his condition has been improving. As you will see on the video below, Chi can now lift up his leg on command! Chi still needs your help, Click here to donate to One Love For Chi!

Here's the latest update from Chi's mother:

"Hi Gina (founder of OneLoveForChi)! Let me send a quick blog to our lovely OneLove family.

"Mae has been staying with Chi for most of the time since Chi went into ICU on Thursday. Today when Sal and I went in to see him, he looked better than we had expected. He was quite aware of what was going on. He is still on life support and not enjoying the tube down his throat.

"He did respond to us and they are going to try to ween him off the breathing machine tomorrow. When they tried today he did not do well but he has been on it before and gotten off without incident.

"He is sedated part of the time but knows that he is near home and we are waiting to get him back to the house. He knows that we are there. Sal read him all of the comments that were sent to him and he knows that there are so many people sending prayers and love.

"Sal took a few pics for me to share with you. He is quite intensely listening to what I say and responds in different small but deliberate ways. He knows that we are waiting for him.

"Thank you all again for the prayers and support! He wanted so much to be home and you all brought him home to California and to his family. We are so grateful! Please keep him lifted in prayer. Blessings to you all family!"

    -Mom J and the Cheng gang

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chi's family, friends and all of the DEFTONES fans.

Related links:
One Love For Chi
International Brain Research Foundation

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