Veteran Nigerian actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu has undergone surgery to remove one of his legs.
Details of this development were revealed in a statement issued by his family on Monday on via his official Instagram account.
Recall that in October, the comic actor who was critically ill had begged for financial support from Nigerians.
In the statement, it was disclosed that Mr Ibu underwent seven successful surgeries, and one of his legs had to be amputated to save his life. The family also appreciated Nigerians for their support saying they are grateful.
It read; “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 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 is 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!”