Bassist Juan Alderete—a member of the Mars Volta and touring player for Marilyn Manson and Deltron 3030, among others—suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a bicycle accident on January 13, his wife Anne Alderete revealed via Instagram. The musician sustained what is known as a diffuse axonal injury and is currently in a coma. “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,” Anne Alderete explained. “While frustrating, it also allows for a world of positive outcomes so we can only hope for the best.” Find her full announcement below.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala hinted at a Mars Volta reunion back in May 2019. He and Alderete founded a new band, Zavalaz, alongside Dan Elkan and Gregory Rogove, back in 2013.