June 09, 2023

‘Everyone’ in North Korea talking about ‘emaciated’ Kim Jong Un: state media

Pyongyang citizen says whole country 'heartbroken' at sight of suddenly thinner DPRK leader

North Koreans are collectively “heartbroken” by Kim Jong Un’s sudden recent weight loss, according to a Pyongyang citizen who spoke to the carefully controlled state television network on Friday, a rare official acknowledgment of domestic concerns over Kim’s health.

“Seeing our respected comrade General Secretary [Kim Jong Un] become emaciated like that, all the people became so heartbroken,” said a middle-aged man in an interview aired Friday evening.