Tim Alexander, a longtime member of Primus, suffered a heart attack and is scheduled to have open heart surgery early this week.
Alexander is also known for playing drums with Pucifier.
Alexander is the current drummer for Primus, playing with the band from 1988 to 1996 and 2003 to 2009. He rejoined the group in 2013. Tim played drums on seven albums for the group.
In addition, Alexander has appeared on Puscifer’s two studio albums and one EP, and played drums on A Perfect Circle’s song “The Hollow.”
Pucifer posted on Facebook about the news on Tim’s heart attack and upcoming surgery.
They wrote, “Calling All Cars! Rough news. @timalexander suffered a heart attack. Open Heart Surgery on Mon/Tues. Global Positive Thoughts, Por favor. @Puscifer We need our Herb the Ginseng Drummer aka Peter Merkin alive and thieving. We’d like to send our best wishes to Tim Alexander for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Primus frontman Les Claypool posted on their Facebook page, giving more details about Tim Alexander’s condition.
As some of you may already know, our friend and über drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander is having a bypass procedure to remove blockage from arteries near his heart. He is a strong Herculean fellow and we all expect him to be up and around in no time but with all surgical endeavors we want to make sure he has the best energy working for him so let’s all throw our coins in the nearest fountain, wish on the first star of the night, blow out the birthday cake candles with him in mind, pray to whichever deity seems appropriate and generally send good thoughts his way so we can soon, once again, experience the glory that is the magnificent percussive rhythm of the mighty Tim Alexander.
Tim Alexander is recovering after undergoing a successful heart bypass operation on Monday. The rocker underwent the procedure to remove blockage from arteries that had prompted a recent heart attack.
The band posted a statement on its Facebook.com page. It reads, “The mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander has pulled through surgery, the blockage from his heart has been removed with no complications and all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery.”
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