Family members of veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu have issued a public statement concerning the health of the actor.
Recall that Mr. Ibu has been ill for some time and his family sought financial support to prevent one of his legs from being amputated.
The Nation confirmed the amputation of the ailing actor’s leg as his health keeps deteriorating.
According to his family on Monday, November 6, the actor 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, adding that “only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.”
The statement added: “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.
“As of 1 p.m., 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 support from well-meaning Nigerians as this stage Daddy 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 him during this period as soon as he’s stable!