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King's X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Suffers Heart Attack; In Stable Condition

Jerry Gaskill, drummer and vocalist for Houston progressive hard rock band King's X, had a heart attack Saturday night, according to a Facebook post by his bandmate Doug Pinnick:

The Houston Press reports that King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack last night and underwent emergency surgery. Gaskill is in stable condition at the hospital. Vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick reported the event on twitter with the following message:

Jerry had a heart attack last night. He was operated on and is in stable condition at the hospital. Were all waiting for more info. I will keep you posted.

The band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first self-titled release this year and the "First Church of Rock and Roll" North American Tour was scheduled to start in March.

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1. King's X Fan writes:

Get well soon, Jerry.

# Feb 26, 2012 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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sh**, that's not good. I'm glad he's recovered, but that sure as hell means something was wrong.

# Feb 26, 2012 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Janine Vena writes:

Sending healing thoughts Jerry!

# Feb 27, 2012 @ 5:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

To quote Strapping Young Lad: Oh my f***ing God!

# Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Damn, none of us are getting any younger, but he's too fvcking young to have heart problems... Wishing him a speedy recovery.

# Feb 27, 2012 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. anonymous writes:

whew, glad he's alright....

# Feb 27, 2012 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. heavy1 writes:

Hope he has no lingering complications. Love King's X, best trio of all time!

# Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hmmmm writes:

DUg Pinnick?

# Mar 2, 2012 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WOLF7 writes:

"underwent emergency surgery". Damn! That's definitely serious then. I hope he's OK now.

Love King's X. Simply an awesome band.

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