Deftones’ Chi Cheng Continues To Show Signs Of Improvement, Able To Move Legs On Command

Posted by on February 8, 2012


It truly has been a difficult time for family and friends of Deftones’ bassist Chi Cheng. Since November of 2008, when he was involved in a horrific car accident, Cheng has been in a minimally conscious state. However, it would appear that Cheng is showing signs of improvement.

In a video posted by, the website created to help raise funds for medical bills, Cheng is seen moving his legs on command. The following message appeared along with the clip on the site:

“here is a video juan (deftones tour manager) sent me of chi lifting his leg by request. you will also hear momma j encouraging him. it’s little baby steps like this that bring chi closer to recovery. he just has to keep trying and working hard at the little things.. eventually more progress will be made.”

Back in May 2010, Cheng started to show signs of improved movement with his eyes and hands. While he still is unable to fully move or speak, this latest update is still a great sign of hope. We will continue to wish for the best as Cheng continues to recover.

You can watch video of Cheng moving his legs on command above, while donations for his medical bills can be made over at

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