Kim Jong-un’s whereabouts has not been documented for over a month, leading media outlets from around the globe scrambling for information regarding the fate of the North Korean dictator. Finally, the reason for his disappearance has been revealed, along with an approximate date when he is expected to resurface.
Kim Jong-un took power back in 2011, after the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong II. Due to a number of factors, he began rapidly gaining weight, which eventually led to a leg injury requiring medical attention. Kim Jong-un, who is genetically predisposed to obesity, is also known to be quite the heavy drinker and indulgent eater. He reportedly ballooned to nearly 300 pounds before his injury.
While observing military activities, Kim Jong-un decided to participate in drills with his generals which included “crawling and running and rolling around.” Not in any sort of physical shape to be exerting himself this way, the dictator ended up pulling a tendon. “He injured his ankle and knee around late August or early September while drilling because he is overweight. He limped around in the beginning but the injury worsened,” recalled one source.
Kim Jong-un’s injury may take up to 100 days to heal, meaning we should expect to see him surface sometime in December. In the meantime, he remains in control of his government.
Could Kim Jong-un have gone into hiding all for the sake of vanity? Perhaps he did not want the press finding out his location, lest someone sneak a picture of the rehabilitating dictator. Give us your take on this situation in the comments section.