Mr Ibu cries out for help as he battles ailment that can cost him his leg
Nollywood actor, John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu has cried out to the public for help as he battles an ailment that may cost him his leg.
The veteran, in a video shared on his Instagram page, revealed that he has been down for several weeks and has been on admission.
In the heartbreaking clip, Mr Ibu disclosed that the doctors told him they might resort to cutting off his leg if he exhaust his options.
Calling for prayers and support, he made his account number known to the public.
Further elaborating on his statement, his daughter, Jasmine Okafor stated that the veteran isn’t getting better and has exhausted all their financial resources, hence the public appeal.
She called on anyone who could help fly him abroad for better treatment.
Mr Ibu (John Okafor) posted this video on his verified Instagram page. It is very troubling to watch. He needs our prayers and financial support in this challenging time. Praying for his speedy recovery ❤️🩹 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5zHA2x39Ar
— Jaypee (@JaypeeGeneral) October 18, 2023
It was reported that fans and lovers of Mr Ibu had sent prayers his way as he marked his birthday in the hospital.
The veteran had turned 62 on Tuesday and had celebrated his birthday with his wife and kids on the hospital bed.
His daughter, Jasmine Okafor had shared a heartbreaking video of him on a hospital bed with a cake and pack of juices in front of him as he sat up in pain to rejoice with them.
She expressed how heartbroken she was to see him celebrating what was supposed to be a joyous day for him, in the hospital.
She revealed that the veteran has been fighting a good fight for the last two weeks and is still standing tall.
Jasmine added that her greatest desire for him is to see him healthy and back on his feet.
Last year, the veteran was admitted to a hospital in Abuja.
His wife, Stella Marris made the news known as she cried out for help and prayers.
The veteran was later readmitted on his anniversary day and was alleged to have suffered from food poisoning.
Speaking out on his hospitalization, Mr Ibu said he was poisoned for the third time in about three years, and claimed his enemies were after his living.
He disclosed in an interview, that he was poisoned in Abuja at an entertainment event, but he couldn’t explain how it all happened.
Following his recovery, Mr Ibu had challenged his colleagues in the movie industry.
He admonished his colleagues to celebrate him while he is alive and not when he is dead.