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DEFTONES Bassist Chi Cheng Re-Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Chi Cheng Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been readmitted to the hospital ER just two days after being released from a New Jersey Hospital. Chi had been in New Jersey where he had been undergoing treatment at a brain injury clinic for over a year.

Yesterday the following was posted online via Cheng's mother, Jeanne Marie Cheng:

"[Chi] just got home last night from NJ and is in ER with something serious going on... pneumonia and don't know what else. Not good!"

A couple of hours later, Gina (of posted additional update:

"Chi is in ICU on three antibiotics for pneumonia. Blood pressure and oxygen are both low. Please send healing."

Today, Chi's mother posted the following update:

"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."

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    June 17, 2012

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