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Images of Kim Jong Un looking ‘emaciated’ spark concern among North Koreans

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un appears to be losing weight and surprisingly it’s an open secret.

An unidentified North Korean citizen expressed the widespread feeling of concern in a highly unusual public broadcast about Kim’s health.

He spoke about Kim’s “emaciated” condition after photos emerged of the country’s leader looking half the man he was, raising serious concerns over his health.

The unidentified Pyongyang resident was quoted as saying: “Seeing respected general secretary (Kim Jong Un) looking emaciated breaks our people’s heart so much. Everyone is saying that their tears welled up.”

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