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Mr Ibu Loses Leg After Seven Surgeries

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Mr Ibu, a famous Nigerian actor and comedian, has had his leg amputated after suffering from a serious illness. His family confirmed the news on his Instagram account on Monday.

Mr Ibu, whose real name is John Okafor, was hospitalized a few weeks ago with a “strange and dangerous” sickness, according to a video he posted on social media. He said doctors had recommended cutting off his leg if their treatment did not work.

His family said he had undergone seven successful surgeries, but one of his legs had to be amputated “to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery”. They said the development was hard on them, but they had accepted it as his new reality.

They also thanked everyone who had supported him financially and morally, and asked for more prayers and assistance. They did not disclose the nature or cause of his illness.

Mr Ibu is one of the most popular and prolific actors in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. He has starred in dozens of movies, such as Keziah, 9 Wives, and Mr Ibu in London. He is known for his humorous and eccentric roles.

His fans and colleagues have expressed their shock and sadness over his condition and wished him a speedy recovery. Some have also criticized the poor state of the health care system in Nigeria, and the lack of insurance and welfare for actors.

Mr Ibu is not the first Nollywood actor to seek public help for his medical bills. Several others have done so in the past, raising questions about the earnings and lifestyles of celebrities in the country.

However, some industry insiders have said that actors’ pay varies depending on their roles, popularity, and negotiation skills. They have also said that actors face many challenges, such as piracy, lack of royalties, and high taxes.

His family said they were hopeful that he would overcome his ordeal and return to his fans soon. They said he would personally acknowledge everyone who supported him when he was stable.

Source: The Guardian Nigeria

 

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