It’s hard to believe well over three years have passed since Chi Cheng fell into a coma following a car accident, but finally, the bassist and founding member of the Deftones is showing some signs of improvement as evidenced by the video below. The brief clip, which is simultaneously uplifting and heartbreaking, shows that Cheng is able to lift his leg upon request.
According to Noisecreep, Cheng is “able to communicate with basic sounds” and has been conscious or semi-conscious since 2009. Following his accident, Cheng’s Deftones bandmates, family and friends launched the “One Love for Chi” campaign to help pay for the artist’s medical bills. Go here for more information. [BV]