Longtime Primus drummer, is undergoing open heart surgery early next week after suffering a heart attack on Friday (18). The 49 year-old also plays with Puscifer, who broke the news of his illness via a posting on their Facebook page:
“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.”
Alexander played with Primus originally from 1988-1996, rejoining the band from 2003-2009. He joined for a third time last year and had recently completed a tour with the trio. He’s played on both of Puscifer’s full length albums. Best wishes for successful surgery for him.