North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has been missing from public for over few days ago. Reports had emerged the supreme leader had undergone an urgent cardiovascular surgery due to his smoking habit, obesity and fatigue.
“Kim Jong Un is alive and well. He has been staying in the Wonsan area since April 13. No suspicious movements have so far been detected,” said the adviser as quoted by CNN.
Speculation was rife over the president’s health after he missed out the celebration of his grandfather’s birthday Kim Il-sung, the North’s founder – the most important day in the country’s political calendar on April 15.
Kim had not made any public appearance since presiding over a Korea Workers’ party politburo meeting on April 11.
Many media houses had previously reported Kim was either dead or in a vegetative state given his level of secrecy and suppressed media freedom in his country, which made it difficult for people to know if he was dead or alive.
However, his handlers in South Korea dismissed the reports insisting he was well and that nothing had happened to suggest he was in danger. “We have nothing to confirm and no special movement has been detected inside North Korea as of now,” the South’s presidential office said in a statement last week.