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

By Philip Cosores

Tim Alexander, the drummer for Primus and Puscifersuffered 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.”

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