Kim Jong-Un Reportedly in Coma

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Speculation is again emerging on the health of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. 

Chang Song-in, a former aide to late-South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung, alleges that Kim is in a coma.

“I assess him to be in a coma,” Chang told South Korean media. “But his life has not ended.” Adding that Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-Jong, is poised to take power of the country:

“A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-Jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period.”

Interestingly, last week, a South Korean spy agency claimed Mr. Kim had given Ms. Kim “more responsibilities.”

Kim Yo-Jong is said to be as ruthless as her brother. 

It’s important to note, most reports of Kim Jong-Un are unconfirmed. The dictator lives in secrecy and propaganda. In April, amid an absence from the public picture, reports spread that Kim was dead or close to it. He has since had limited appearances of note.

There is, however, a general consensus that Kim is of poor health. In her book “The Great Successor,” Anna Fifield discussed the risk:

It could take weeks for an update on Kim Jong-Un’s health. And as in the past, this may go unaddressed.

*This is a developing story; we will update if and there is new information. 

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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  1. Hard to imagine there isn’t some kind of faction in the military that would love to seize power for themselves. Or, every big wig in the military is content to pull strings behind the scenes and use the Kims as the heads of state. I’ve always wondered just how much power Jong-Un has compared to the military. I think they respected his father and grandfather, and it just seems hard to imagine how the kid who cared only about basketball growing up is this super feared dude that everybody is cowering in fear of. Anything is possible in North Korea…

  2. Before his dad died Kim was a casino hopping playboy and they were saying he didn’t want anything to do with the government. After dad died he cut his hair and started wareing clothes like his grandfather. Killed his uncle and his brother to consolidate power. Hung out with Dennis Rodman. All the while his people are starving and dieing. So good ridence.

  3. I encourage everyone to read a book about anyone who has escaped a North Korean prison camp. INSANE stories! You’ll quickly be grateful you were born in the Land of the Free and not the most evil place in the world.

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