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Deftones to Play Benefit Show for Chi Cheng, Nov 19 at Avalon Hollywood

Deftones will be playing a benefit show for Chi Cheng at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on November 19th. The band has released the following details:

“On November 2nd, 2008 our bass player and brother Chi Ling Cheng was involved in a horrific car accident which has left him in a semi-conscious state. In his journey to recovery, the Cheng family has accumulated an overwhelming amount of medical bills that insurance does not entirely cover.

As a result, we will begin our mission to raise significant funds to help ensure Chi’s recovery by playing a benefit show at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on 11/19. Tickets will go on-sale for our fans this Wednesday, 10/28 with a general on-sale to follow on Friday, 10/30. All proceeds will go to the Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust that has been set up by the Cheng family to help pay for the growing medical costs required for Chi’s survival and recovery.

In the event that you do not live in Los Angeles, or you don’t end up getting a ticket for the show, we will be launching a series of online auctions, an online store and making available other opportunities for you to make a donation to the Trust. More details will come soon.

We have the best fans in the world and Chi values all of you greatly. Please continue to show your unwavering support by helping with this very important cause.

More details on this coming tomorrow.”


Chi Cheng full update

A new lengthy post on the condition of Chi Cheng has been posted on An excerpt of the post is as follows:

dai is doing great being home. i will be honest, we were apprehensive about bringing him home, not because we didn’t want him home, but because we are not doctors or nurses and we were not sure if we could take care of him if something happened. but obviously love is a powerful medicine, because it is working. 24 hours a day, he is with his family and being stimulated so much more than he had been in the hospital. little things, like taking him for a walk everyday, even just getting him in a chair for most of the day, to keeping music playing that he wants to hear, movies he wants to watch, doing his physical therapy, giving him new things to taste. i am so happy to be able to say that i can see a difference and improvement. it is still a slow recovery and seeing him when he was in the hospital made it seem even slower to me. but now he spends most of the day awake, noisy as hell. he is expressing himself, which shows me that he is here, right with me. i haven’t lost him. if there is anything that makes him uncomfortable, he lets us know and the best part is that we are there with him to take care of it. we have the “visiting angels” on daytime shift now. after the first bill came for 24 hour shifts, i thought it wouldn’t be long before i might have to sell a liver or something to keep them on. the girls we have are wonderful and very attentive to dai. mom and i take turns at night with him. we don’t get a lot of sleep, not because he is having trouble, but you kinda lie there on high alert, so it’s not really sleep, but i’m not complaining. sleep you can catch up on…


Chi Cheng mini update

A mini update on Deftones bassist Chi Cheng’s condition has been posted on

chi is doing good. he has been resting alot. and NO episodes! (thank you God!) he also has been getting physical therapy and it sounds like he is really comfy being home and not in a hospital.

good things are happening for chi… more details coming soon. PROMISE!