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Juan Alderete, bassist for Mars Volta and Marilyn Manson, suffers brain injury after bike accident

Alderete’s wife shared the news on Instagram.

January 25, 2020
Juan Alderete, bassist for Mars Volta and Marilyn Manson, suffers brain injury after bike accident

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.

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“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.

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See Anne Alderete’s full announcement below.

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Juan Alderete, bassist for Mars Volta and Marilyn Manson, suffers brain injury after bike accident