Kim Jong Un’s Health Sparks Speculation on North Korea Leadership

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has packed on the pounds, appearing more rotund than ever in the newest photos of him – raising questions about his health and chances that there might be a move to oust him should he fall ill.

In the photos released Monday by the Korea Central News Agency, the chunky Kim is wearing a panama hat and standing with his jacket undone at Farm No. 1116 outside Pyongyang, the Telegraph reports.
The 32-year-old leader has swelled up since inheriting North Korea after his father, Kim Jong Il – who had high blood pressure and diabetes – died suddenly in December 2011, the Telegraph reports.

The younger Kim has had ills of his own that’ve taken him out of the public eye, including an absence as recently as last September.