The family of the Nigerian comic actor, John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu, has revealed that the actor has undergone seven surgeries but to keep his hope of staying alive, one of his legs has been amputated.
The family had said days ago that the actor successfully underwent five surgeries and would be flown abroad for further treatment soon.
But on Monday, the family disclosed in a statement on the actor’s Instagram page that he had undergone seven surgeries and one of his legs had been amputated.
The family said, “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 during this period as soon as he’s stable! For future donations and support please send to 1685687982, John I Okafor. Access bank. Thank you.”
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chyddo: Sometimes you just have to survive at all cost, pray for him, this is mentally challenging to him, his professional career and life in general. Its never easy accepting your fate in critical stands. May heavens strengthen him. Quick recovery legend.
timmykmacnicol: Oh my goodness this is so sad quite unfortunate,I wish you quick recovery sir its well 🙏.
realojiugomma: We have done our part, May God keep you @realmribu De legend 🙏❤️.
slashazhandle: Thank God for life 🙏 let’s appreciate all that we have because nothing is guaranteed tomorrow. Emotional support as much as financial support is very needed for this man now so he does not start battling high blood pressure as a result of overthinking or depression.
nnenna_blinks_: This hurt personally like he is my Dad. May he accept this new reality and May things fall in pleasant places for him and the family. The beauty in all of these is that he is alive. God bless him and strengthen him❤️🏼.
kizimege: The road is narrow now …..God u know the best 👌 👍 😍 May God give him more yrs and happiness……Diabetes is de *dly when wounds are involved.