In a new development on the health of the famous Nollywood actor, Mr. John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, it has been reported that the actor has had one of his legs amputated after multiple surgical operations.
The news came in a statement released by his family on the actor’s official Instagram page earlier in the day. According to the statement, the amputation was informed by the need to keep him alive and also aid in a quick recovery. It was also stated that Mr. Ibu underwent 7 successful surgeries prior to the amputation of his leg.
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“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 statement reads.
It came to light a couple of months ago that the comic actor had been ill for some time and needed funds to treat his ailment. There were reports suggesting that the actor had also suffered a stroke. He was also reported to have been flown abroad for surgicsl processes and treatments.
His family are still appealing to the public for support even as he recovers as his health has been in a delicate state in recent times.