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VIDEO: Popular Actor, Mr. Ibu Hospitalized, Says I Don’t Want My Leg To Be Cut Off



VIDEO: Popular Actor, Mr. Ibu Hospitalized, Says I Don’t Want My Leg To Be Cut Off


Nollywood veteran actor, John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu is currently in hospital and needs financial assistance from Nigerians.

Ibu, via a video posted on his verified Instagram page on Wednesday, asked Nigerians for money and prayers.

The veteran actor confirmed that he’s battling with a serious ailment that could cost him his legs.

His wife, Stella, and daughter, Chioma Jasmine also spoke in the video.

They asked for help to fly Mr Ibu abroad for further treatment.

The video shared had a caption that read: “Dear Good people of Nigeria, we are counting on your support at this point, we need it the most.

According to Mr Ibu, he has been in the hospital for some weeks and the doctors said they will have to cut off his leg if their next line of action does not work out.


VIDEO: Popular Actor, Mr. Ibu Hospitalized, Says I Don’t Want My Leg To Be Cut Off


I have been down for so many weeks. All I am hoping for Is your prayers and assistance, as I speak to you I am still lying down at the hospital. The medical director of this hospital said that the best solution is in case his new idea doesn’t work, the best idea is to cut off my leg.

“Just see me, if they cut off my leg where will I go from here? Please, be in prayers for me, talk to God Almighty, I don’t want my leg to be cut off, please. Thank you so much, God bless,” the actor said.

Also speaking in the video, his daughter, Jasmine Okafor, appealed to individuals and organisations to fly the actor abroad as he is not getting any better in what she described as “one of the best private facilities in Lagos.”

She said, “As a family, we want to appeal that at this point, people should come to Daddy’s aid and rescue; for the past two weeks, Daddy has been very down, so we took him to the hospital.

I have been sorting the bills, thinking I can do it alone. We have been doing everything humanly possible; as a family, we felt it was something we could do on our own for him to be fine, but he is not getting any better.

“He is not getting better; some days, it seems as if he is getting better; some days, it seems like it is getting worse. We are at one of the best private medical facilities in Lagos, and they want to refer us to another hospital because he is not getting better here.”

The actor’s wife, who also spoke in the video decried her husband’s situation and also cried out for assistance to save him from the situation.

Note that Mr Ibu, who has featured in countless Nollywood movies, just celebrated his 62nd birthday from the hospital bed yesterday.

He has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies including Mr.Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu and His Son, which he became associated with.

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