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North Korean media says leader Kim Jong Un 'in discomfort'

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North Korean media says leader Kim Jong Un 'in discomfort'

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North Korean media has for the first time revealed leader Kim Jong Un’s health problems. Speculation followed recent appearances where he walked with a limp and had put on weight. State TV said he was in “discomfort”.

His elder brother, father and grandfather suffered from gout, and the 31 year-old is reportedly a heavy smoker. A South Korean media source says he also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure.