Deftones’ Chi Cheng Diagnosed With Pneumonia, In ICU


Ailing Deftones bassist Chi Cheng‘s health has taken a turn for the worse. Following a fan-funded return home from New Jersey, Cheng—who has most recently been in a partially conscious state following a 2008 car accident—has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Some postings by his family made today via have shed some insight on his condition, including:

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“SHOUT OUT TO CHI‘S WORLDWIDE FAMILY-PRAYER REQUEST-he just got back home last night from NJ and is in ER with SOMETHING serious going on. Pneumonia and don’t know what else. Not good! Please send the word again to PRAY HARD. Thank you all! onelove…”

chi is in ICU on 3 antibiotics for pneumonia. blood pressure and oxygen are both low. please send healing.

one love for chi,

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval has also checked in with an update on Cheng via Twitter:

“Spoke with Chi‘s mom. He really needs our prayers. He’s in ICU and still fighting. Gods will be done! @POD @thewhosoevers ?#prayhard”

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