Actor Mr. Ibu out of 5 major surgeries, in recovery – Family


Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has recently undergone five major surgeries and is currently in recovery at the hospital.

Mr Ibu’s family provided an update on his health, expressing gratitude for the support they have received from the public.

Mr Ibu’s family stated, “So far, Daddy has undergone five 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, 1685687982, John I Okafor, Access Bank.”

They added, “Thank you, and as soon as Daddy is better, he will personally acknowledge all donations! 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 went public about his ailment on October 18, seeking support for his medical bills at a Lagos hospital.

He revealed that he had been hospitalized for two weeks due to a “strange and dangerous illness.”

The actor also expressed concern that his legs might need to be amputated, according to his doctor.

After his public appeal, the Bukola Saraki Foundation initially announced they had covered his hospital bills.

However, the foundation clarified that they only covered expenses until October 18 and that Mr Ibu still required additional financial assistance, both for his current hospital stay and for his planned travel abroad for further treatment.

John Okafor, originally from Enugu, is known for his roles in over 200 Nollywood movies.