Veteran Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor, Popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has disclosed a concerning health condition.
The ailing actor cried out hours after a video of his 63rd birthday in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos emerged on social media.
Speaking via his official Instagram account, Mr. Ibu revealed that he has been under medical care for an extended period.
The actor, who did not disclose the nature of the illness, said that he risk losing his leg if the medication of the medical director doesn’t work.
In a video shared from his hospital bed, Mr Ibu alluded to the possibility of a potential amputation of one of his legs and further that he doesn’t want to lose his legs as he has nowhere to go.
Speaking in the video, he said, “Hello my name is John Ikechuckwu Okafor, Mr Ibu. I have been down for so many weeks, all I’m hoping for is your prayers and assistance. I’ve been in the hospital, as I speak to you, I’m still lying down in the hospital. The medical director says in case his new idea didn’t work, the best idea is to cut off my leg, just see me, if they cut off my leg where will I go to? Please be on prayers for me, talk to God Almighty, I don’t want my leg to be cut off. God bless you.”
Mr Ibu’s adopted daughter Jazmine Okafor also reposted the video on her Instagram account, begging for financial assistance.
She wrote, “I have never had to ask for any help online in my life! Please this one time, am calling on everyone to come support daddy @realmribu, the best way we can financially, in prayers, in faith and believe! Every way possible! Thank you.”
Watch the video below;