Juan Alderete, a member of Mars Volta and touring bassist for Marilyn Manson, is currently in a coma after a serious bike accident, according to an Instagram post written by his wife. Alderete sustained a diffuse axonal injury, a form of traumatic brain injury.
“The only prognosis is to wait and see, as the brain is a complicated organ and the outcomes for DAI patients has a range as wide as the sea,” his wife Anne Alderete explained in the post. “While frustrating, it also allows for a world of positive outcomes so we can only hope for the best.”
There were hints at a Mars Volta reunion back in 2019 by bandmate Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who founded a new band, Zavalaz, alongside Alderete, Dan Elkan, and Gregory Rogove.
See Anne Alderete’s full announcement below.