Renowned Nigerian actor John Okafor, fondly known as Mr Ibu, has raised concerns about the possibility of having his legs amputated.
In a video shared by the actor and his family, he disclosed that the medical professionals overseeing his care have suggested the possibility of amputation if the current treatment plan fails to yield positive results.
Reportedly, the medical director at the facility where Mr. Ibu is presently undergoing treatment conveyed the alarming proposition, emphasising the severity of his health condition. In the heartfelt video, Mr Ibu’s daughter, who has been diligently managing his medical expenses, made a heartfelt plea to the Nigerian public for financial support, emphasizing the critical nature of her father’s health battle. She expressed that her father has been valiantly fighting for survival over the past few weeks, enduring various treatments, with his resilience being tested to the utmost.
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This distressing health setback is not the first Mr Ibu has faced, as he previously confronted a stroke in 2019. With an illustrious career spanning numerous Nollywood productions, including notable works such as “Mr. Ibu” (2004) and “Mr. Ibu and His Son,” the comic legend has etched his name into the fabric of Nigerian cinema. His contributions to the entertainment industry have garnered him a dedicated fan base and widespread acclaim for his unparalleled comedic talent.
As news of his critical health condition spreads, the Nigerian entertainment community and fans worldwide are rallying behind Mr Ibu, expressing an outpouring of support and well-wishes for his recovery. With the hope and prayers of many, there remains a collective optimism for the revered actor’s triumphant return to good health and his continued contributions to the Nigerian film industry.