Kim Jong Un appeared in public with a dark patch, sometimes covered with a small bandage, on the back of his head – stoking more speculation about the health of the refined North Korean bully.
The mysterious location was visible during a military event as well as in footage from a veterans conference Kim attended late last month, according to NK News, which provides news and analysis on the rogue diet.
In previous public appearances at a meeting of the political bureau on June 29 and with musicians on July 11, the mysterious place was not seen, according to the media.
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Official images appeared to avoid showing the mark on Kim’s head last month, although NK News reported that state media photos showed the bandage.
The puzzle is the latest physical episode to bring attention to the health of the secret bully after images appeared to show the 37-year-old lost a lot of weight.
A Pyongyang resident recently made headlines when he told state media that North Koreans were heartbroken by the “gaunt gaze” of the former 308-pound leader.
The 38 North website, which analyzes the Hermit Realm, reported that Kim may have been taking weight loss medication or had bariatric surgery such as a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery, according to the report.
Others have suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted him to take drastic health measures, as his morbid obesity and probable cardiovascular disease are high-risk factors.
Kim has also shown some strange markings on her body before.
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In an appearance in May 2020 after a long absence that sparked speculation he had had a heart attack or died, a dark stain on his arm prompted medical experts to suggest it was linked to problems heart disease, NK News reported. The mark is still visible but has faded.
Kim also had an apparently bruised finger at a meeting of the political bureau in June 2021, a bandage on his finger in June 2019 and a bandage on his wrist in November 2015, according to the report.
This story first appeared in the New York Post.
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