Chi Cheng accident

November 5, 2008

Sad news: Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was in a car accident yesterday, and is reportedly in a coma. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.



  1. axrinekey on November 10, 2008 at 12:25 am

    That’s awful!
    wish that he’ll recover.

  2. Henna on November 9, 2008 at 10:59 am

    :(. .i hope he recovers. .x

  3. CHRIS_M on November 8, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I’m so sorry… 😥

  4. TEQUILA on November 8, 2008 at 1:23 am

    so sorry about that…i lost my friend this year in car accident… my prayers and thoughts to chi cheng(((i hope hi will be ok.

  5. tacos_on_tuesday on November 7, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    BUCKLE UP, think of Chi & pray that your thoughts helps him find the strength to recover & remember to tell people how much you love them.

  6. lynndarwinharris on November 7, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I did not know that. That is aweful news. He will be in my constant thoughts.

  7. Jynxx on November 7, 2008 at 2:41 am

    oh god 😦
    i hope he gets better soon 😦

  8. linkinladie328 on November 6, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    omg i had no idea til now. my prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.

  9. faiintx on November 6, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    😦 thats so sad

    and to think, you guys went on tour with deftones a few years ago. 😦

  10. MS_Ineedyou on November 6, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Please update us if he is okay ! 😦 It would be so sad to be his friends and family right now …………………

  11. Hawaii_LP_fan on November 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    My thoughts & prayers to Mr. Cheng & his family at this most difficult time.

  12. Madlen on November 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    That’s so terrible…i hope he’ll be ok:(

  13. Lee on November 6, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Ah. =/ I’m so sorry. I really hope he recovers.

  14. antje on November 6, 2008 at 11:02 am

    God, how sad news. Im so sorry for him All the best for him and the family!!! Hope really he will get well soon! please keep us up to date, mike….

  15. Curiosa on November 6, 2008 at 11:02 am

    OMG Mike! That’s horrible! My thoughts & prayers are w/him & his family & also w/zimminator’s classmates. I hope they’re all able to recover & be just fine. & yes, everyone please be careful out there. Mike please keep us informed of his condition. Thank you.

  16. AS_21 on November 6, 2008 at 10:56 am

    OMG 😦 sad thing… hope he’ll get well soon. God take care of him and his family.

  17. Janni_Loves_LP on November 6, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Oh my God.. I’m so sorry to hear that Mike. This is awful. I hope with all my heart that he will be alright. My thoughts and prayers go to him and his family and friends. I hope you will let us know when he gets better– Janni

  18. Jhuryn on November 6, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I’m sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with him!

  19. LaKennyLP on November 6, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Oh my fucking God… That’s horrible…

    Mike, keep us informed about him, I know they’re good friends of yours… I hope he get well soon, I know he will. 🙂 My prayers go out for his family and his friends, it’s a very hard period… 😦 Kisses from Spain.

  20. rockermeg on November 6, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Oh God that’s awful!
    I really hope he’s OK…have you been in contact with the rest of the Deftones crew???
    Eugh,,and just as their album was getting ready for release…
    Ahh man…
    My prayers go out to him and his family

  21. Jaclyn on November 6, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Oh what a sad news! Let God help Chi. I send my prayer for soon recovery too.You can’t always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but please, Mike, take care of yourself and your close friends. As far as I know, Chester’s okey now, right?

  22. zephyr_ro on November 6, 2008 at 9:13 am

    i hope he gets well soon and that his family and you guys are allright:)

  23. Philliphera on November 6, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Oh that is sad. My thoughts are with him, his family and friends. Hope he recovers soon.
    Hope you and the band are healthily. Hope Chaz recovers soon, too. Or is he already healthily?

    best wishes Kimi

  24. rde on November 6, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Well, he’s gonna be fine I’m sure 🙂

  25. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on November 6, 2008 at 8:22 am

    omg thats so sad… im so sorry Mike… poor Chi Cheng.. 😦 kizz..

  26. karolp on November 6, 2008 at 8:03 am

    poor Chi Cheng !! mike tell us when you know something about him please !! tanks !! kisses for everybody there !!

  27. outlawserenade on November 6, 2008 at 7:51 am

    j00 lurkz in the MB? 😛 I beat ya posting this yesterday. Mwaha.

    But yeah, regardless of the cause, my prayers for Chi and his fam – as well as the deftones fam. The irony of me just coming from this site, seeing your pic with Chino, to open my e-mail and see the news isn’t lost in me..

    Drive safe, people. Be considerate of the other persons.

  28. Estelwen on November 6, 2008 at 7:45 am

    My father, a political prisoner was amnistied yesterday.

  29. skindesbous on November 6, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Hope he comes out of the comma and recovers soon… My thoughts go out to his family and friends too. Thanks Mike for the information, tell us if you know something new soon.

  30. PankakeMunky on November 6, 2008 at 6:36 am

    wow, that is really awful. i hope he comes out of the comma very soon. my thoughts are going to be with him and his family also

  31. zimminator on November 6, 2008 at 6:10 am

    omg this is wierd…..two kids from my school got in an accident yesterday too, both sisters in critical condition. they got t-boned……whats up with this coincidence? i caution for everyone to be driving safely. my prayers go out to those.

  32. Shinodabestfriend on November 6, 2008 at 6:00 am

    yeah know this… this is sad… really..

  33. Yuvi on November 6, 2008 at 4:50 am

    Oh NO! That is horrible news. I hope he pulls through. I am sure his family is devastated by this news. My prayers go out to them and his friends.

  34. withyou on November 6, 2008 at 4:45 am

    omg thats really sad I never really had any of their albums but i did enjoy some of their songs. I really wish them the best! But most importantly please be careful driving!!!!!

  35. ErbseLP on November 6, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Really sad news.

    I’ve already read it yesterday, but I have read that the accident was on monday. 😮 (

    I hope the best for him. 😦

    (my english is so bad :x)

  36. ThePrincess on November 6, 2008 at 4:05 am

    Oh i feel sorry about the accident…..i hope the best for know everytime i heard ..sad news like that…i’m sooo..worry about you..please take care ur self, drive carefully..u’re my life…believe me only god knows what is gonna happend to me …if something bad happend to you..just take care ur self for me ok!!!!

  37. liope on November 6, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Oh my god!!! that is serious!!! i hope that he will recover soon!!! take care Mike and be very very carefull!!!( and the rest o f the band of course..!!)

    P.S. that make me think about is a miracle that this guy is still alive!!!!! o.O God be with you guys!!!

  38. AmyLynette_91 on November 6, 2008 at 2:37 am

    ayy mike… show us some graffiti… !

  39. AmyLynette_91 on November 6, 2008 at 2:36 am

    my condolence to him..

  40. lp_lisa_schnuller on November 6, 2008 at 2:25 am

    I’ll be praying for Chi, his family and the Deftones…
    I feel very very sorry about the accident and wish them the verybest!…

    After every rain comes the sun

    And please Mike, drive carefully … =/

  41. cuz on November 6, 2008 at 2:02 am

    I heard about it already. So sad… Hope he’ll be fine very soon. Take care of yourself, please…

  42. michael2g on November 6, 2008 at 1:44 am

    I hope he gets better soon.

    Just read Chino’s post on their blog. The same information’s on Wikipedia already.

    Hello everyone,

    It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng was involved in a terrible car accident last 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 band mates 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.


  43. Kalini on November 6, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Oh, so sad news! I’m not a fan of Deftones, but nobody deserves it. He is in a coma, so there is a risk for his life. First, we have to pray for him to wake up and afterwards we’ll hope he’ll be getting better soon! Mike, drive carefully! Krassie K.

  44. p_lane on November 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I read about Chi earlier today on Perez Hilton (That site is like crack to me, and I really REALLY need to cut back on how much I visit it. . .) and I still am pretty sad about it. I love the Deftones and I hope that Chi gets well soon.

  45. karma_capella on November 5, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    oh my good. thats the sadnest news, mike. i really hope he gets better soon

  46. soyuneik on November 5, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Sigh. I came here for good news not more bad news.
    The fucked up thing is.. I saw an old friend of mine I haven’t heard from in a few years today.
    He told me he had to have most of his left side reconstructed after a car accident. Even more fucked up, the last time I heard from him was the night my ex and his sister left his house and crashed into a tree. So while I may not know Chi Cheng personally, I know the Deftones music very well. I grew up with them playing in the background during various aspects of my life. Good and bad. So to me, its about as close as one can get to knowing someone I’ve never met and this is just as upsetting …..

  47. Angiepants on November 5, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Oh gosh.
    I hope he gets well soon. D=

  48. KATHYxx on November 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Very sad. I like the Deftones. I wish him a good recovery soon.

  49. Illara on November 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    oh dear. sad news. i hope he gets better soon!


  50. ShadowerLiltani on November 5, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    I hope that Mr. Cheng will get better soon. People typically come out of comas in a time span of three weeks, give or take. Lets hope this time it’s typical again. Also, thank you for posting Obama’s speech, that is one of the most real and humble speeches I’ve ever heard. I am glad it is during my life-time. Mike, we now live in a country where everyone stood up as a group, and whether physically or mentally joined hands and said with one big voice, “Let’s help Obama change the world in one day.” I wrote more about this in my blog:

  51. ArielCahen on November 5, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    That sucks. I hope he gets better soon!

  52. mike_n_LP_4ever on November 5, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Aww! I hope he gets better! ='[ Oo, and uh, Mike, I just heard your song “Barack Your World” with Mark Wakefield LMAO! The part were you said, “Baby if you were my Iraq, I’d never pull out, if you know what I mean…. c[=” Well anyways, once again, I hope Chi gets better! =D Luv ya Mike! Peace

    -Catiana C.

  53. HMF on November 5, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Omg! That’s so sad!! Hope he gets better!! Btw, Mike, When r u going to do another LPU chat?

  54. EpilepticChickenScratch on November 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    What?! Weren’t you just with them a few weeks ago? Holy shit, I hate crap like that. It makes you realize how precious life really is. DRIVE SAFELY, MIKE glares

  55. murry on November 5, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I read that, but I hadn’t heard he was in a coma. That’s incredibly sad. According to Chino’s statement, he’s a really strong guy, so I hope he can pull through it okay.

  56. kimCHEE on November 5, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    ): sad to hear about that. hope the dude recovers soon!

  57. caleb_bozeman on November 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    oh my god I hope he’s going to be ok. my thought’s and prayers to the deftones and the cheng family

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