Primus Drummer Tim Alexander Suffers Heart Attack, Has Successful Open Heart Surgery

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(Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

By Philip Cosores

Tim Alexander, the drummer for Primus and Puscifer, suffered a heart attack over the weekend, and today (July 21) he underwent an open-heart procedure today to remove a blockage that caused the initial attack.

He is now out of surgery and doing well. Primus gave the following update on their Facebook, which encourages optimistic expectations:

“Tim Alexander Is Out of Surgery. 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.”

Alexander has played with Primus over three different stints, most recently rejoining the group in 2013. He also paired with Maynard James Keenan side project Puscifer and has performed with Blue Man Group.

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