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Kim Jong Un: Health concerns rise amidst alleged weight gain, smoking, and boozing

By Lee Cleveland - June 23, 2023

In recent years, the health of North Korea’s enigmatic leader, Kim Jong Un, has become a subject of intense speculation and concern. Reports from spies in the South suggest that the tyrant’s weight has skyrocketed to over 300 pounds, indicating a serious issue with his physical well-being, especially considering he’s only 5’7.”

Additionally, it has been revealed that Kim is trapped in a harmful cycle of heavy drinking and smoking, further exacerbating his health problems.

Seoul’s National Intelligence Service has been closely monitoring Kim’s health and provided an update on the situation.

Compared to usual, Kim was looking lean and mean in September 2021

Despite previous claims in 2021 that Kim Jong-Un had embarked on a health kick and shed nearly 50 pounds, recent artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of photographs indicates that he has not only gained back the weight but surpassed it.

Yoo Sang-bum, a member of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee, stated that Kim is estimated to weigh over 140 kilograms, or approximately 308 pounds.

And yes, not long ago Kim was looking a lot leaner. He wasn’t fit but had noticeably lost a lot of weight. (See below)

He was doing so well.
Not terribly bad, here.

Heightening concerns, the North Korean leader’s lifestyle choices have taken a toll on his health. Not only does he indulge in excessive alcohol consumption, but he is also a heavy smoker, with a preference for American imports such as Marlboro cigarettes.

Yoo Sang-bum further disclosed that Kim’s behavior suggests a “vicious cycle” of relying on alcohol and tobacco, leading to significant sleep disorders. This claim is supported by his tired appearance, marked by prominent dark circles around his eyes during public appearances.

When Kim met then-President Trump at Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in 2019, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who was there, had serious concerns about the dictator’s health.

“Kim struck me as – he’s a hard character. there’s no question about that – maybe a little off his game,”‘ Carlson told Fox News.

“I don’t think he’s surrounded by people he doesn’t control very often – wheezing like an emphysema patient, not a healthy guy.”

Carlson noted that on Kim’s way to his last meeting with Trump in Hanoi, the former’s private train stopped at a Chinese train platform so the dictator to smoke a few cigarettes.

In addition to purportedly eating Danish pork, Iranian caviar, and Kobe beef from Japan. it appears that Kim has resorted to medications, including zolpidem, to combat insomnia. His dependency on sleep aids and medications raises questions about the state of his overall well-being and mental health.

This is believed to be a recent pic of Kim Jong Un.

Speculation surrounding Kim’s condition intensified after reports emerged of his habit of pulling all-nighters, staying up until at least 5 a.m. While North Korea’s tightly controlled state media rarely addresses the leader’s health, Kim was quoted in March stating his penchant for working through the night.

Observations of Kim Jong Un’s physical appearance have also raised concerns. South Korean lawmakers have noted the presence of scratches and bruises on his arms, indicating stress-induced dermatitis. These visible signs of distress further underline the toll his lifestyle and responsibilities have taken on him.

Diet fact: When we significantly reduce our calorie intake or eliminate entire food groups from our diet, our bodies respond by slowing down our metabolism. As a result of this metabolic adaptation, the body becomes resistant to further weight loss because it senses a potential shortage of nutrients and responds by holding onto stored fat as a protective measure. when we eventually stop the restrictive diet and return to our regular eating patterns, our slowed metabolism can make it easier for us to regain the lost weight – and more. The body, now accustomed to functioning on fewer calories, may struggle to adjust to the increased energy intake. As a result, the excess calories consumed may be more readily stored as fat, leading to weight regain.

It is essential to consider the broader context in which these health concerns arise. The North Korean leader’s expanding waistline and extravagant lifestyle stand in stark contrast to the dire situation faced by the country’s population. The Hermit Kingdom grapples with an ever-worsening shortage of food and basic necessities.

Tragically, deaths from hunger this year have tripled compared to the previous year, with suicide rates rising by a staggering 40%. This stark contrast between the leader’s excessive consumption and the suffering of the North Korean people serves as a poignant reminder of the country’s deep-rooted problems.

The escalating health concerns surrounding Kim Jong Un’s weight gain, smoking habits, and alcohol consumption have raised alarm bells both within and outside North Korea.

The leader’s deteriorating physical and mental well-being, coupled with the stark contrast between his indulgent lifestyle and the struggles faced by his people, highlights the urgency of addressing these issues. As the world watches and speculates, it is crucial to keep a close eye on the health of a leader whose decisions can have far-reaching implications.


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