Popular Nigerian actor John Okafor, widely known as Mr. Ibu, has recently undergone not less than five successful surgeries, his family has revealed while thanking the general public for their support.
The renowned comedian, who has entertained audiences with his unique style of humour and acting, has been facing health challenges in recent months.
In a statement posted on his verified Instagram account on Tuesday to provide updates on the actor’s health status, the family said the actor is currently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the medical centre where he is receiving treatment.
They also revealed that Mr. Ibu will be flown abroad for further treatment once his current health status improves.
The family, however, extends appreciation to all Nigerians who have supported the actor in one way or another during this trying time for them
They also assured that Mr. Ibu will personally acknowledge all the donations he has received so far at the appropriate time.
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 successful 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 to fly him abroad for further advanced treatment.. The John Okafor family is grateful to all Nigerians.”
Mr Ibu, known for his larger-than-life personality both on and off-screen, has shown immense bravery as he battled through a series of health setbacks.
Friends, well-wishers, and fans of Mr Ibu have flooded social media platforms with messages of support and prayers for his speedy recovery. The actor’s positive spirit and contagious laughter have touched the hearts of many, making him a beloved figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry.