North Korea's Limping Leader Kim Jong Un Is Suffering 'Discomfort'

September 26, 2014 12:01 PM

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North Korea's Limping Leader Kim Jong Un Is Suffering 'Discomfort'

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is suffering from "discomfort," state media reported in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye. Kim, 31, who is frequently the centerpiece of the isolated country's propaganda, has not been photographed by state media since appearing at a concert alongside his wife on Sept. 3.

He had been seen walking with a limp since an event with key officials in July and in a pre-recorded documentary broadcast by state media on Thursday appeared to have difficulty walking. "The wealth and prosperity of our socialism is thanks to the painstaking efforts of our marshal, who keeps lighti...

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