There’s good news to report as Primus and Puscifer drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander is out of surgery and reportedly doing well following an open heart procedure earlier today (July 21).

It was reported over the weekend that Alexander had suffered a heart attack and was scheduled to have open heart surgery early this week to have a blockage removed.

Primus was the first to alert fans on Alexander’s status, with a Facebook posting that can be read below:

    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 enjoyed three stints as the drummer for Primus, playing on their most popular albums, and has appeared on two Puscifer studio albums and one EP.

Our best wishes to Tim Alexander for a speedy recovery.

by Chad Childers


Previous article tells a little more about what happened:

Primus Drummer Tim Alexander Suffers Heart Attack, Scheduled for Open-Heart Surgery

By Mitchell Peters

Veteran Primus drummer Tim Alexander has suffered a heart attack and will undergo open-heart surgery early next week.

The news was revealed in a Facebook post by experimental band Puscifer. Alexander has drummed on several of the Maynard James Keenan-led group’s albums, including its 2007 debut, “V Is for Vagina.”

“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,” the Facebook post read.

Alexander is perhaps best known as the on-again, off-again drummer for Primus. Since first joining the rock band in 1988, he’s left and rejoined the group numerous times. Overall, the drummer has played on seven Primus albums, including “Sailing the Seas of Cheese” (1991) and Pork Soda (1993).

Alexander has also worked with A Perfect Circle and the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas.

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