Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu, has lost one of his leg to amputation following a sickness. This was revealed through a statement via the actor’s verified Instagram page today Monday saying, this was done in the interest of his medical conditions and to save his life. Mr Ibu has been hospitalised for months over health complication that he had to undergone seven successful surgeries and there’s hope for him to survive but still needs financial support from Nigerians.
The post reads: “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.
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.
“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 him during this period as soon as he’s stable.”
Last month, Mr Ibu shared a video on a hospital bed announcing to his fans that he was diagnosed with an illness which he did not disclose.
According to the entertainer, his doctor had said if the prescribed medication fails, his leg will be amputated.
Meanwhile, Some well wishers across the country came to his rescue, including former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation.