“He has gone through five successful surgeries and recovering in the ICU” – Family gives update on Mr Ibu’s health

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The family of veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu, has shared an update on his health status.

This comes a few weeks after the 62-year-old comic actor revealed that he is battling an undisclosed ailment that may cost him his leg.

In a video shared on October 18th, he said the doctors told him they have exhausted all available options and might resort to amputating his leg. He then appealed to Nigerians to come to his aid financially and with prayers.

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Fortunately, many Nigerians came forward to help him and donated funds towards his healthcare.

Sharing an update on his health status, his family took to his official Instagram page to reveal that he has undergone five successful surgeries so far and is currently recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit.

The statement reads,

“We want to thank God and most especially the General public for their support, encouragement, and prayers doing this trying period for our dad.

We called on Good Nigerians and we are very grateful for the response in every aspect most especially the donations, it came in very timely and very helpful.

So far daddy has gone through 5 succesful surgeries, and he is still recovering in the ICU. Daddy is immensely grateful and we are thankful to the general public during this phase of our lives. We appreciate all the donations made to this account, and soon as daddy is better he will personally acknowledge all donations respectively !

We are still counting on all your prayers and unwavering support as we pray he gets stabilized quickly to enable us fly him abroad for further advances treatment.. The John Okafor family is grateful to all Nigerians.”

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