(Classic Rock) Tim 'Herb' Alexander, drummer with Primus and Puscifer, has suffered a heart attack, it's been confirmed. The 49-year-old will receive open heart surgery today (July 21st) or tomorrow, and his colleagues have called on fans to offer their moral support in the coming days.
Puscifer say in a brief statement: "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."
Confirming that Alexander is to undergo treatment for blocked arteries, Primus mainman Les Claypool says: "Herb 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." More.