Deftones Bassist In Coma

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is reportedly in a coma in a San Jose, Calif., hospital after being involved in a car crash Nov. 3.

“I don’t know everything that’s going on – I just know it’s very serious,” Deftones singer Chino Moreno told the Sacramento Bee Nov. 4. “I’m on my way to be with his family. I’m pretty freaked out about it.”

Deftones were formed in Sacramento and Cheng is a Stockton native.

The bassist is also known for a CD of his poetry, The Bamboo Parachute, which was released in 2000.