North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly in a “fragile” condition after undergoing an unspecified surgical operation.
The South’s Unification Ministry, which handles affairs relating to North Korea, said it could not confirm either report but was investigating the matter.
Daily NK reported that the North Korean leader Kim was staying at a countryside villa outside Pyongyang while he recovered from heart surgery, and that his condition was improving after he was conspicuously absent from events on 15 April commemorating the birth of his grandfather Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation – one of North Korea’s most important holiday celebrations.
But he had presided over a meeting April 11, discussing coronavirus prevention and electing his sister as an alternate member of the political bureau of the ruling Workers’ Party.
Dozens of top Government officials attended a flamboyant military parade at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on 15th of April, but Kim was nowhere to be seen.
According to Daily NK, Kim had heart surgery on April 12. because of “excessive smoking, obesity, and overwork,” and is now receiving treatment in a villa in Hyangsan County following his procedure.
According to the news site, after Kim’s condition had improved, most of the medical team treating him returned to Pyongyang on April 19 .
Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong could take over if the leader dies as top government officials generally want the Kim family to continue ruling the country if anything happens to Kim..