Nollywood Actor John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu has undergone a leg amputation after a series of successful surgeries.

In the statement shared on the actor’s Instagram page Monday, it was revealed by the family that the actor had undergone seven successful surgeries, including the amputation of one leg, in a bid to keep him alive.

"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.Please we are still soliciting support from well-meaning Nigerians at this stage Daddy is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get."

In a viral Instagram video in October, the comic actor solicited the prayers and financial assistance of his fans, saying that his doctors had recommended the amputation of his leg.

In the video, he said that although the medical director of this hospital said they are trying out other options, the best solution may be to cut off his leg.

Mr Ibu is one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters.

The actor has featured in more than 200 Nollywood movies.

They include Mr Ibu (2004), Mr Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).

Quick recovery Mr Ibu.