In a shocking turn of events, the beloved Nigerian actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has undergone the harrowing amputation of one of his legs in a desperate bid to save his life.
This heart-wrenching revelation comes after weeks of public concern and fundraising efforts to aid the ailing entertainer.
The distressing news first emerged in October, as reports of Mr Ibu’s deteriorating health sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and his devoted fanbase. Supporters rallied to provide financial assistance for his medical treatment.
On Monday, a statement posted on the actor’s official Instagram page, presumably from the Okafor family, unveiled the grim reality of Mr Ibu’s medical journey. The statement expressed profound gratitude to those who had contributed to their cause, acknowledging the immense support they had received.
It 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.”
However, the most distressing revelation was yet to come. The statement continued, “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.”
The decision to amputate one of Mr Ibu’s legs underscores the severity of his medical condition and the lengths to which the medical team went to ensure his survival.
The Okafor family, despite the overwhelming emotional burden, had to accept this drastic measure as the new reality for their beloved father.
The statement urged the public to continue their support, emphasizing Mr Ibu’s fragile state, saying, “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.”
The family’s gratitude was palpable as they concluded, “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.”
The shocking amputation of Mr Ibu’s leg to save his life highlights the enormous challenges he has faced in his ongoing battle against his health issues.
The entertainment industry and fans across Nigeria are undoubtedly shaken by this distressing development, and the outpouring of support and prayers for the actor’s recovery continues.