- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been sighted in the last 23 days, prompting speculation about his health or perhaps even a power struggle.
- Although North Korea’s state broadcaster stated Kim is suffering from “discomfort”, South Korean media reports he may be affected by gout, diabetes and high blood pressure. It’s claimed his health issues may be due to his heavy smoking and diet, perhaps even his love for emmental cheese, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
- Kim was seen limping on TV in July.
- Kim has reportedly put in considerable weight since coming into power in 2011.