Marilyn Manson/Mars Volta Bassist Juan Alderete In Coma After Bike Accident

Bassist Juan Alderete, who has worked with Marilyn Manson, Lil Peep, the Mars Volta and more, was involved in a serious bicycle accident near his home. The musician sustained serious head trauma known as Traumatic Brain Injury. His specific type of TBI is Diffuse Axonal Injury, and he has fallen into a coma. Alderete’s wife Anne took to social media to update fans, sharing the accident wasn’t caused by other cars or people. She states they’re currently waiting to see the outcome and “[hoping] for the best.”

Alderete has decades of experience playing bass professionally with Racer X, the Scream, DC-10, Distortion Felix, Big Sir, Halo Orbit, Omar Rodríguez-López and more. In 2003, the musician joined the Mars Volta, appearing on the band’s Live EP that same year, continuing with them through their final album Noctourniquet in 2012.  Alderete joined Lil Peep in the studio to work on the late rapper’s 2017 debut Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. At the end of 2017, Alderete began playing alongside Manson. His first performance was at his Ozzfest Meets Knotfest set in San Bernardino, California Nov. 5.

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