Actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, had one of his legs amputated in order to preserve his life, according to a recent statement from his family.
It was revealed in October that the seasoned actor was unwell and needed money to help pay for his medical care.
The actor announced he had undergone seven successful surgeries, including the amputation of one leg, in an attempt to prolong his life in a statement posted on his Instagram page on Monday.
The statement read, “Good afternoon, Nigerians. We want to appreciate everyone who 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 p.m., noon today, Daddy has gone through seven 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 support from well-meaning Nigerians as, at this stage, Daddy is still very delicate, 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.”