John Okafor, the popular Nollywood actor known as Mr Ibu, has had one of his legs amputated following a series of critical health challenges he faced recently, News About Nigeria reports.
The actor, who was in dire need of financial assistance due to his illness, received support from well-wishers.
In a statement released by his family on Monday, it was revealed that Mr Ibu underwent a total of seven successful surgeries, and the decision to amputate one of his legs was made to save his life.
The family expressed their gratitude to Nigerians for their overwhelming support during this challenging period.
They acknowledged that only the grace of the Almighty could suffice to thank everyone who had extended their assistance.
The statement read, “As of 1 pm 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 support from well-meaning Nigerians, as Daddy is in a very delicate state, 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.”
Despite the difficult decision for the amputation, the family continues to seek the support and prayers of well-wishers for the actor’s recovery and well-being.