- Actor Mr.Ibu gets leg amputated in a bid to save his life.
- News of the actor’s illness surfaced last month when he came out through a video on his social media pages appealing for financial assistance to cater for his treatment expenses.
- Mr. Ibu has undergone seven successful surgeries including the amputation of his leg, in a bid to keep him alive.
The latest medical update from the family of Nollywood actor John Okafor alias Mr.Ibu has disclosed that one of his legs has been amputated to save his life.
News of the actor’s illness surfaced last month when he came out through a video on his social media pages appealing for financial assistance to cater for his treatment expenses.
In a statement shared on Monday on the celebrated actor’s official Instagram page, it was revealed that he had undergone seven successful surgeries including the amputation of his leg, in a bid to keep him alive.
“Good afternoon, Nigerians..We want to appreciate everyone that has come through for our dad, saying we are grateful is an understatement and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.” Read part of the statement.
It goes on to reveal, “As of 1 pm ,noon today , Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated.. This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.”
The family then mentions that they are still open to all the support needed adding that Mr. Ibu himself will be ready to address his fans as soon as his condition stabilizes.
“Please we are still soliciting for support from well meaning Nigerians as this stage Daddy his is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.
Thank you everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported during this period as soon as he’s stable!”