Kim Jong Un had 'surgery to remove cyst in ankle'

  • Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s supreme leader, whose recent disappearance from public view fueled rumors about his health, underwent an ankle surgery to remove a cyst, media reports quoting South Korean officials said.

    The issue was reportedly discussed at a meeting in which South Korea’s intelligence service briefed lawmakers about the operation on the left ankle performed by “European experts.”

    The condition which Kim suffered from — tarsal tunnel syndrome — causes pain while standing and can reappear if the North Korean leader’s obesity remains unchecked, media reports indicated.


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