December 01, 2023

Amid health rumors, Kim Jong Un absent for two consecutive three-week periods

North Korean leader has not appeared in public since May 1

Correction: an earlier version of this article said Kim Jong Un only appeared four times in March and April. It should have read April and May.

Kim Jong Un had as of Friday been absent from North Korean state media for three weeks, analysis by NK News's sister site NK Pro showed, the North Korean leader's second 21-day absence in a row amid ongoing rumors about his health.