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Primus Drummer

Suffers Heart Attack

Open Heart Surgery Scheduled

7/19/2014 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0719-tim-alexander-getty-01Primus drummer Tim Alexander suffered a heart attack Thursday ... and now he's waiting for doctors to fix his ticker via open heart surgery.

Alexander was rushed to a local hospital after he was hit with the attack ... according to a rep for his other band Puscifer.

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Tim was the original drummer for Primus ... but he took a 7 year break from the band in '96. Their biggest song was the '93 classic "My Name is Mud."

We're told doctors hope to get him into surgery Monday.

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bring back recent posts    

Too bad he had attack on a Thursday...no wonder he has to wait until Monday....summers and weekends= no specialty on duty.

75 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

oh no!!! I love Primus! just listened to a Pork Soda last night! get well soon dude!

75 days ago
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jhasskills    

Isn't there biggest hit the South Park theme song?

75 days ago
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Bison    

Primus Sucks

75 days ago
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david    

Never heard of him nor his band.

75 days ago
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stlbrz    

Get well soon Tim!

75 days ago
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Mr. Clean    

Heal fast! One of the best drummers out there! Herb, herb the ginseng drummer! 3-4!

75 days ago
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Gmanut    

wow what a bummer. i had a heart attack and triple bypass in 2005 at the age of 49. stay strong my friend and stick to those meds and a good cardiologist.

75 days ago
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Kent    

Get well soon , love me some Primus!

75 days ago
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BigSamStewart    

Holy crap it's weird to think that Primus is at that age, but even the South Park song is 17 years old.

75 days ago
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Anarchyinanaheim    

That's Tim, the Ginseng drummer.

75 days ago
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Slemon    

How old is he?

75 days ago
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MGFunk    

His heart stopped beating....how ironic. Get well soon, dude-

75 days ago
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idiots_abound    

Jerry was a racecar driver? Anyone?

75 days ago
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idiots_abound    

PRIMUS SUCKS! And if you downvote this, you clearly don't know what it means to be a Primus fan.

75 days ago
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