Popular Nigerian comic actor Mr. Ibu has undergone seven surgeries, including the amputation of one of his legs, in a bid to increase his chances of staying alive.
The family had previously announced that the actor had successfully undergone five surgeries and would soon be flown abroad for further treatment. However, in a statement released on Monday on the actor’s Instagram page, the family revealed that one of his legs had been amputated.
“We want to appreciate everyone that has come through for our dad,” the family said in the statement. “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 pm 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.”
The family is still soliciting for support from well-meaning Nigerians, as the actor is still in a very delicate condition and needs all the help he can get.
Donations can be sent to Mr. Ibu’s Access Bank account, 1685687982.