Recall that a few weeks ago the 62-year-old comic actor disclosed that he is fighting an undisclosed illness that may make him lose his leg.
Mr Ibu’s family released a video on October 18th, where the veteran actor was spotted saying that his doctors informed him that they have exhausted all available options and might resort to cutting of his leg to prolong his life.
He then begged Nigerians to help him financially and with prayers.
Fortunately, a lot of his Nigerian fans and industry colleagues donated funds for his healthcare.
Sharing an update on his health status, his family revealed on Instagram that he has undergone five successful surgeries and is now recovering in the Intensive Care Unit.
The statement reads: “We want to thank God and most especially the General public for their support, encouragement, and prayers doing this trying period for our dad.
“We called on Good Nigerians and we are very grateful for the response in every aspect most especially the donations, it came in very timely and very helpful.
“So far daddy has gone through 5 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, and soon as daddy is better he will personally acknowledge all donations respectively!
“We are still counting on all your prayers and unwavering support as we pray he gets stabilized quickly to enable us fly him abroad for further advances treatment.. The John Okafor family is grateful to all Nigerians.”