In recent official media photos, Kim appears to have lost a lot of weight. Some North Korean observers said Kim, who was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and previously weighed 308 pounds, could lose 22-44 pounds.
Kim’s health has been the focus of outside attention. Because the 37-year-old leader has not anointed a successor who will oversee North Korea’s nuclear arsenal aimed at the United States and its allies if he is incapacitated.
Some analysts in Seoul said Kim tends to lose weight in order to be healthier. while others speculates that his weight loss may be related to health problems.
Kim, known for his heavy drinking and smoking come from a family with a history of heart disease his father and grandfather who ruled North Korea before him. Both died of heart problems.
in the past few months Kim has called for stronger unity to overcome what he calls the “crisis”;. “Worst ever” due to pandemic-related border closures This led to a sharp decline in North Korean international trade. US-led sanctions continuously and summer storms that destroy agricultural crops of the year.